Added Dec 21, 2007
These are trousers made in a wool blend pinstripe using the Nichola pattern. I really like them but I completely resized them. I chose the size according to my hip measurements and ended up taking in the waistband drastically before doubling it and then taking in the legs from both seams (thus raising the crotch too), before hemming. I guess my advice if hesitating between two sizes would therefore be to go for the smaller size. The other advice I would give, for a neater interior finish would be to generously lengthen the little rectangle piece that goes behind the zip (can’t remember what it’s called) when cutting and adjust it to the actual length needed to cover the zip up to the waistband when sewing. This was my first pair of trousers with a zip/fly and I am really pleased with the result. In conclusion, I love the trousers but I actually don’t know what size I would make them if I were to make them again since I mucked about so much with them, but, on the positive side, this is a great pattern for adjusting while making up because of the way the waistband is attached. This was my first pair of trousers with a zip/fly and I am really pleased with the result.
Wool blend pinstripe