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my first attempt on pants: the Tristano Onofri pants

Added Jan 13, 2010

by susisonne

Karlsruhe, Germany






The pattern I used is from BWoF 02/2009, nr 130 by Tristano Onofri. This was my first try on pants and I like them. I used a mixture of wool, silk and cashmere. The pants are very wide and so very comfortable. I also made a pair of linen fabric. Although I prewashed the fabric the pants shrunk while washing. So I have to lengthen the legs (the seam allowances are long enough :-)) before posting some pictures.
It took me a long time to post some new creations because I am not able to post new creations on my own computer since there is the new site (I use Linux, and for this post I uesd a friend’s computer). Hope the errors will be found soon!

Material Notes

mixture of wool, silk and cashmere




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic
Cashmere, Silk, Wool

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    Feb 4, 2010, 03.23 PMby minirice

    really well made!

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    Jan 26, 2010, 09.06 AMby lybu

    Very nice and professional made

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    Jan 22, 2010, 02.00 AMby greenandchic

    That is an amazing job!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 12.29 PMby amibambini

    The work(wo)manship on these is outstanding. You must be bursting with satisfaction!

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    Jan 18, 2010, 01.36 PMby lalunanueva

    it looks great! did you have a problem with size? because I made mine in 36, which is my size…but they came out too large. but i love them, anyway. that is absolutely, the only pants pattern i like happy wearing!

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      Jan 18, 2010, 04.21 PMby susisonne

      You are right, the pants a very wide but comfortable. I used my normal size. Perhaps it depends on the fabric you use. I made another pair of linen fabric. These were VERY wide because they streched while wearing. But then they shrunk while washing, so now they are fitting perfectly (I still have to make them longer :-), no problem because of wide seam allowances)

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    Jan 16, 2010, 03.06 AMby jwick5

    Those are fantastic. I cannot believe these are your first attempt at pants. Perhaps this will inspire me to start a pants project… at the very least its an excuse to go fabric shopping!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 03.24 PMby fashion1

    Toller Stoff und super Verarbeitung!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 07.02 AMby bohemiannow

    It looks amazing! Well done girl! I thing I’ll try it too!

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    Jan 14, 2010, 04.13 PMby queenb

    they look great! thanks for the pattern tip, might try it myself sometime :)

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    Jan 14, 2010, 02.53 PMby janul

    I wish I could make pants too… I haven´t tried yet, because I think it´s very difficult… especially the back parts, when you need to somehow shape it to be round. And I guess the front is even more complicated :).

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    Jan 14, 2010, 02.46 PMby captainkitsch

    Those are gorgeous. I would buy those in a heartbeat.

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    Jan 14, 2010, 11.47 AMby mprevitali

    I have linux too and have the same problem!! I like a lot this pair of pants! Good job!

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    Jan 14, 2010, 05.31 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    very banana republic… now u need some tan herringbone ones! :)

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    Jan 13, 2010, 11.02 PMby bluephin

    i would love to have pants that look tailored for me. job well done… i haven’t tried my hands on making pants as yet, but i’ll give it a try sometime soon. i’ve got a Burda wide-legged pants pattern in my cabinet and hoping to make it soon… fingers crossed…

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    Jan 13, 2010, 09.01 PMby sewclairey

    They are incredible. I’d pay a lot of money for these! The fit is perfect…great job.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 08.18 PMby reneebies

    good to see someone doing pants! I am looking forward to making some too!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 05.52 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    wow. will i ever get to making a pair of pants besides pajamas? and will they come out HALF as nice as these??

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    Jan 13, 2010, 05.51 PMby frkbustad

    I’m impressed with everyone who bothers making pants, and yours looks so good, that I’m extremely impressed! Well done!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 05.15 PMby cquinn13

    incredible job, they look so professional!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 04.46 PMby carolinam

    Very well made! looks perfect.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 04.22 PMby sunnilj9

    These look so good! Pants are so hard too! Fantastic job! Great fabric choice too!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 03.32 PMby summerbreeze-1

    WOW- those look perfect! I cannot believe they’re your first attempt at pants. Well done!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 03.32 PMby khryztina

    …my ..my… those are PERFECT!!!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 03.17 PMby elaine-bin

    Great job, well done !!!!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 03.16 PMby britynn89

    very cute! I love the pleats in the front!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 01.21 PMby clothesmaker

    Wonderful job

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    Jan 13, 2010, 01.06 PMby conchi

    Great fit, and very well made. Love them.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 01.00 PMby kerriann

    perfect,,, omg.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 01.00 PMby kerriann

    perfect,,, omg.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 12.59 PMby be-bops1

    Awesome job on those.. I am planning on some pants for myself and hope to achieve results as good as yours!

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