Purple wool Marilyn trousers
Added Apr 5, 2010
As much as I know these pants won’t become wardrobe classics for me, I love them at the moment. The shape hides thigh bulges and they’re super comfortable. I couldn’t resist the bright fabric.
I cut the size 44 and took some of the length out above the knee and below the crotch. I took in the inner leg seam 1cm from about 8cm below the centre seam to the hem. When I let them hang longer for the seams to settle, I might take in the waist at the back about 2cm. They fit but I feel that the waist is too loose and I lose my shape which I think is important for high waisted pants.
The pattern was fairly easy, but the zip required a bit of fiddling around, and I changed some of the finishing to make the inside of the pants look neater. I didn’t topstitch the pocket opening, but ironed the seam allowance to the pocket (away from the pants front), stitched about 2mm away from the seam and the rolled the edge over so it sat neat and flat. The photos show the process.
Note! I’ll update with photos of the full trousers after I hem the legs.
Purple pure wool crepe from Rathdowne Fabrics on Victoria St in Brunswick.