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Classic Black Slacks - Vogue 1051

Added Mar 14, 2011

by fullertonregan

Orange, Californ...

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I love the instructions on these pants. I think they’re thorough enough for someone who has some experience with zippers but who’s never tried a fly. I believe that this was my first pair of slacks with a fly front when I made it oh so long ago, and they have come together smoothly every time since (this is my 4th pair of these slacks).

I love how OTR these look. It’s a great classic slacks pattern in a style that I find very flattering.

My Changes:
I switched out the pockets again using my tutorial here. I was smart and used the pockets from Simplicity 2403 as the template so that I wouldn’t cut them too small again. Worked like a charm!

I kept both back pockets unlike my grey version, and I must say that both versions work equally well. I decided to toss out the button closure on this version, and bar tacked the sides of the welted pockets down (see the picture of the back pocket lining to get a better idea). I did this for two reasons: 1) I have found that putting buttons on the butt of anything is a surefire way to lose them – I’ve replaced the buttons on my denim version of these slacks at least three times; and 2) I lined these slacks with the seersucker from my coffee date dress and didn’t want it to peek out of the back pockets, thereby giving me two white lines across my butt at all times. This does and does not work. I’ll take that though, since the welts came out so well! My best welts ever, and the secret is in the clipping. Cut every thread down to the corner of your staystitching!

I lowered the waistband by 1 1/2" (I think) and now they’re perfect. I felt that the waistband was a little high before.

This is a wonderful slacks pattern that you need to try!

Material Notes

Some unknown black stretch suiting. It’s very lightweight.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Business, Classic
Material
Blends

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    Mar 17, 2011, 01.27 AMby aluckmann

    Making pants scares me, but they are so practical that I want to give it a try. I love how amazing these pants look on you. You mentioned that they aren’t too tough, so I might give it a try,.

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    Mar 14, 2011, 04.26 PMby amaydak

    Oh wow, you did such an excellent job! As someone who’s made 3 pants muslins (and still hasn’t gotten it quite right), I’m completely jealous! They look beautiful on you :)

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      Mar 15, 2011, 04.28 PMby fullertonregan

      Thank you so much! I never make a muslin and sometimes it totally bites me in the butt. You should have seen the first time I made these slacks… DEFINITELY not my best, hahaha! I guess sewing them so many times has given me all the practice I need. :)

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    Mar 14, 2011, 04.09 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Super cute! You did a fantastic job. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Mar 14, 2011, 02.10 PMby aur0ra

    Very nice! Maybe I’ll have to try the pattern. I’ve been wanting to make a pair of slacks for a while. Great job!

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      Mar 15, 2011, 04.27 PMby fullertonregan

      Do it, do it! These slacks rock.

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    Mar 14, 2011, 12.37 PMby skeeler

    Great job! I’m trying to learn about pants and this is very inspiring.

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      Mar 15, 2011, 04.26 PMby fullertonregan

      Thank you! This is a great pattern if you’re an intermediate or beginning intermediate. I think the instructions are very clear.

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    Mar 14, 2011, 06.02 AMby madebymeg

    these look great. what pattern is it?

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      Mar 15, 2011, 04.26 PMby fullertonregan

      Thanks so much! It’s Vogue 1051 – my favorite slacks pattern. Though, to be fair, I haven’t tried many. Still, why rock the boat when you find something that works so well? :)

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