i’ve been looking for a pair of trousers like this for a few months now, with no luck. after winning this pattern in a giveaway, i decided to just up & make my own 🙂
i used vogue 2925, making them up with denim instead of the suggested suiting fabrics. there is minimal top stitching – i didn’t want to make these actual jeans, more like sleek denim trousers. the seams are mock flat-felled and the waistband is faced with cotton. i made very few fitting changes to these – took about 1″ out of the crotch length, 2″ off the leg width, and eliminated the cuffs.
i still have some fitting adjustments to do with my next pair – there are smile wrinkles (ew) and they could benefit from a small full butt adjustment. next time, i would like to make these in denim with a tiny bit of stretch – the denim i used is very stiff and thick, and a little bit of “give” would be nice.
at any rate, i’m very pleased with my pants and i think i will get a lot of wear out of them! what do you think?
you can see more pictures & info at my blog, lladybird.