The notorious Simplicity 3688 trousers

April 16, 2013

I had this pattern in my stash for a while, but didn’t think of using it until the Sew For Victory Sewalong. This pattern was used by a couple of sewalongers and it inspired me of making my own version!

I’m not really a trousers girl. Most often I wear skirts or dresses. I own a couple of trousers, mainly I use them when I have to work in the garden or in the house. Those I have for more practical reasons. I have one pair of trousers I just love and wear every now and then. I could really use another pair of trousers which I like aesthetically.
I didn’t make any alterations except for making the trouser legs a bit longer. I have really tall legs, so I was afraid that the original pattern would be too short for me. I added like 9 cm. I have to
say that I’m really glad with this length.
The pattern is soo easy to construct! The descriptions are clear. The only thing I would change is to start with the zipper instead of being sewn in when the construction is far more progressed.
The blouse I’m wearing is also made by me, it’s one of my favourite blouses! 
I think this will be a great wardrobe staple, and is really filling in a gap in my wardrobe. I have quite some blouses and cardigans which I can wear with these trousers!

  1. I’m curious – why are they “notorious” (famous or widely known for a bad quality or deed)? It seems like the instructions and drafting are pretty good.

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