Added Feb 14, 2011
Salt Lake City, ...
This is no. 1 of two pairs of trousers I made from Burda #127 for a Trouser Sewalong I’ve been hosting via my blog. It’s been a month long (plus a little bit more for good measure) sewing event that has really opened my eyes, and I hope the eyes of those who participated, to the world of trouser sewing. I’ve had a long standing battle with fitting pants and now I feel much more confident in making them for myself.
This particular pair was made up in a linen shell that has been interlined in cotton/bamboo muslin. These pants are also lined in bemberg rayon lining. They are truly the best fitting and most luxurious pants I’ve ever owned. They have the traditional slant pockets and an invisible side zipper. They have a single pleat in the front, darts in the back and the waistband has been treated with a double bias band to offset the matching of the pinstripes. Cuffed too, these lovelies are sure to last me for many years to come. I love the traditional, chic look. Yes, they do wrinkle quite a bit, but I’m rather partial to the wrinkle in linen.
Visit my blog for more on the Trouser Sewalong which features postings on things to be aware of and look for when fitting a pair of pants, the various problems many of us ran into using this particular pattern (which is a pattern for Talls) and how to stitch up a beautiful pair of lasting trousers. Here is a link to all of the sewalong posts.
Happy trouser sewing!
linen, cotton bamboo muslin, bemberg lining, invisible zipper
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