Finally! I have some photos of the trousers I was making two weeks ago. I’ve worn them quite a bit since making them, mostly because I thought I’d be able to get photos, but no… Instead I had a comfy, warm day of wearing my new pants. I really do like this pattern, it will be good to make in a summer fabric too, linen or even viscose. A reminder that the pattern is 117 from November Burda 2018.
They were really easy and quick to make and they’re fab to wear. That could be because of the stretch content, of course! 😉 The piping in the waistband has the advantage of stopping the waistband stretching out. So it looks good and has a proper purpose! Detailed photos of the waistband and pockets are in that WIP post, link above.
The welt pocket is also good. Next time I’ll widen the welt and resulting pocket by 2-3cm. The original 14 cm is fine, and fits the phone, but it could do with being slightly roomier, making it easier to access said phone. For people with a wider phone than mine, it would also be a good idea to make the pocket wider!
The leg length is just fine. I had shortened the legs by 4cm and crossed my fingers that it would be ok. I still get a break on the top of my show, and honestly I wouldn’t want more than I’ve got in a stiff fabric like the denim. In a softer fabric, more of a break would look fine, so a longer length would work.
I just can’t decide what these are, jeans – or trousers?
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Doesn’t matter what you call them they look great. Enjoy!
Thanks! It’s great to have a pair of trousers that isn’t a neutral!