Yellow trousers

Added May 4, 2009

by clintow

Bloomington, Ind...






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.

Material Notes

yellow cotton twill




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    May 3, 2011, 05.14 PMby Olivia Anne

    these look great, really well-fitted

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    May 7, 2009, 08.53 PMby camilaustral

    4 piece waistband, that is very interesting, because the pair i made for my boyfriend ended up looking very weird in the waistband, it is too straight and it was loose…. any advice i could use for the next pair??

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    May 6, 2009, 12.43 AMby actusreus

    Looks awesome. I can sort of follow the explanation on the mods you’ve done. I am probably not going to attempt pants yet…but if and when I do, I think I’ll come back to this to ask questions:-)

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