Added May 4, 2009
Yellow men’s pants
This is actually my third pair of pants with the Jochen pattern, definitely the best yet. I followed the pattern for the most part, but made a few changes
- I changed the pocket welts from double to single welts and only put a button on one of them, to get a little more casual effect.
- Lowered the rise by about an inch or so, to meet my preferences. It came out just about perfect for me. It was a little complicated though, so if you’re interested in the same, ask me about how I did it.
- I tapered the leg quite a bit. Using the smallest size on the pattern, I started by taking in about a half inch and increased to an inch and a half on both inseams. Just about perfect for me, although I’ve considered tapering in just a hair more at the cuff.
- I really disagree with Burda’s waistband instructions. Mine is four pieces, rather than two, with a white inner waistband. These pants look nice enough that I also didn’t want the topstitching along the bottom of the waistband that burda calls for, so I did I hidden stitch underneath the bottom of the waistband. It’s a little challenging to explain in print, but a really easy process.
I made a few other minor changes, but that’s the bulk of the important ones. Also, sorry for the low quality cell phone photos, I always forget to ask my friends to take pictures! I’ll upload better later.
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