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easy ellens

Added Feb 17, 2011

by junespoon

Belfast, United ...






These are the free Ellen trouser pattern. I found them super-easy to put together but i’m not sure what i think of the shape of them. I’m really not into tapering-in at the ankles..tends to widen me at the hip….not the way i’d want to go if i had a choice!

And when i don’t stand up straight they look a little bunchy, especially from the back…..mmmmm…not sure.

I’m not 100% about the funny pocket details either, but i think they might be growing on me…it’s maybe a pattern that i could customise a bit and improve it…i’ll maybe try again with a wider ankle and welt pockets….

Also they’re supposed to be part of the 3 piece suit with the Franzi waistcoat, but I’ve made the Franzi and i think it is much too short to wear with such low rising trousers. I think i’d prefer a pair of high waisted trousers to wear as part of the suit.




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    Feb 19, 2011, 07.42 AMby sewlikeabee6

    I really like this pants on you, not sure about the how long they are, you did a great job!! I agree with seasidelaundry,Great tailoring job!!!. I like the fold down the middle & the color. Great Job!!!!!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 02.27 PMby elisana

    i love them! they look very flattering on you in my opinion, despite the fact that you’re not sure about the legs and pockets. I think it’s perfect and suits your body proportions very well.

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    Feb 18, 2011, 01.57 PMby lie

    I understand your argument about the tapering at the ankles. If I’m wearing such pants, I also think it’s not that flattering, but if you see someone else wearing such pants, like you on these pictures, I have to say, it does look very good! Maybe I should try making one too! I’m not doubting about the pockets though. I think they look great!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 11.05 AMby feldmantcat

    I’ve been meaning to try this pattern and my concerns are similar to your comments. I am not a fan of tapering at the ankles, but I want to try and make a pair of skinny pants. I also am on the fence about the pockets since they tend to add bulk at the hips on anyone, but these pockets look cute. I also made the Franzi and yep – it’s not suitable (ha! I made a pun!) for low rise pants.

    These look good though – maybe play around with the tapering at the leg and try to get more of a straight leg/stove pipe cut or a boot cut leg. The waist area looks great.

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    Feb 18, 2011, 03.01 AMby aluckmann

    They seem to fit well and I like the pocket detail. The second time around I can really see these with an easy wide leg, very classy.

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    Feb 18, 2011, 01.04 AMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Fabulous pants! I like the straight leg on you. Looks great. I know what you mean though about low waisted trousers, yikes! when you bend over. I’ve never attempted pants yet. I guess that has to be next on my list of to learn list. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Feb 18, 2011, 12.32 AMby seasidelaundry

    I think this is a great effort! Does not detract one bit from flattering you! Beautiful tailoring! You will probably not believe me…but, so very true. I just hopped on to write you that I am coming nearer to perfecting doll pattern to share with you. I am doing a special order for a baby, so want it to be righter than right. Maybe soon-though, your clothes are where your talent rides high!

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      Feb 18, 2011, 03.24 PMby junespoon

      BRILLIANT!!! That’s fantastic, i’d love to make one. Thanks for the lovely comment!

      …i’ll be watching out for the doll pattern!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 11.50 PMby scheryka

    Just so you will know, I love your pants, and the details….especially the pockets. Great job.

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