My new pants are finally ready. I am so excited!
I drafted the pattern using Cal Patch’s Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified
If you own this book or simply look at the picture you can see it’s more a capri style and the leg is rather slim. Although it’s summer and this pattern would have been perfect for the season, I prefer long pants.
When it comes to the leg style, flared pants suit me better (or at least I see myself better in them). I am not too tall (160 cm or 5.3″) and my legs are not too long either… that’s why.
So, here are the changes I made to the original pattern instructions
- Widened the leg starting from the knee to the ankle
- Raised the back by 1cm to avoid the pants sitting too low on my back
- Blind stitched the hem by hand (given the woolen fabric I thought this would make the pants dressier)
As with any project, here is what I learn… or rather what I should improve next time:
- Learn how to blind hem by machine (do you have any tricks?)
- Check the buttonhole placement before sewing… I didn’t try the pants on and one of them is a bit off.
Did anyone else try to make these pants? What are your tips?