Wide Legged Trousers »
InstructionsWhen sewing trousers, I always tissue fit the pattern before I cut the fabric, then pin fit the trousers (I don't do muslins)
I am having a Trouser Fit-along over at my blog http://blog.mariadenmark.com , so you can follow along too.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Classic
I used a wool suiting for this winter pair of trousers. Let me tell you - they are warm! They came together rather fast. It's a simple to sew pattern (not really any difficult steps) - the time consuming part is the fitting - and I had already fitted several muslins while drafting the pattern, so that was pretty quick.
What was your inspiration?
Back in February, when I was studying the runway reviews for Autumn 2012, I instantly fell in love with the wide legged trousers and I knew I had to draft some.
Later on, as I decided to start publishing my patterns, I knew I had to be careful with these trousers. They took me a long time to draft right, because I wanted them to be easy to sew, easy to fit, and to have a great crotch curve. I've measured and fitted my friends and family members, and am finally happy with the resulting pattern.
And then I needed a pair for myself. When I collected measurements and curves from my surroundings, I quickly realized that I do not fall into the average curve-range, so I had to fit the trousers especially for me. But that's okay. I've come to be pretty good at trouser fitting:-)
What are you most proud of?
The fit. And I love the way the fly is so easy to sew and get to look great!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Follow the Trouser-Fit-n-Sew-along (http://blog.mariadenmark.com/?page_id=1449 when you fit these. Then you'll have great fitting trousers for years to come!