Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Purple Reign Trousers

Added Feb 14, 2012

by threadsquare

Somerville, Mass...






These were long in the making, and still not perfectly fitted, but close. So close. Sewing pants is easy. Fitting is tough. After a day of wearing them, the stretch cotton became much to baggy for my liking. I have enough to try again for a perfect fit, and once done, this pattern should prove to be quite versatile.

I interlined the trousers with an orange stretch lining, using this ingenious method, encasing the raw edges. The crotch was simply serged and pressed to the side. I shortened the side zip so that it didn’t end on my widest part. And instead of self facing, I used red Petersham ribbon. It feels divine on the skin!

I’m still going to consider these a wearable muslin until I get the fit just so. Of course, there’s more over on the bloggy blog.

Material Notes

stretch cotton, stretch poly lining, Petersham ribbon, invisible zip




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Polyester


Colette Clover

3 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • J_s_painting_large

    Feb 16, 2012, 12.06 AMby lizajane09

    Thanks for the link to that underlining method. The inside looks so nice. I think the fit looks pretty good. And I love the color!

    1 Reply
    • Cali_large

      Feb 16, 2012, 06.08 PMby threadsquare

      It’s brilliant, right?! I hope to perfect the fit soon :)

  • Dsc09595avatar_large

    Feb 15, 2012, 07.31 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    great fit! great pair of trousers! lovely color and very well finished (look at the inside! WOW!!) i am impressed!

    1 Reply
    • Cali_large

      Feb 16, 2012, 06.08 PMby threadsquare

      They’re a work in progress, but thanks! You have to try the interlining method… I know you’ll love it!

  • Me_pecks_large

    Feb 14, 2012, 11.27 PMby nessys

    Well – I think you nailed the fitting! They do look fab on you and the colour is gorgeous! That red lining is is fantastic! Lovely Darl! There is NO WAY I would ever get up the gumption to sew, let alone fit, trousers! You are very clever! xxx

    1 Reply
    • Cali_large

      Feb 16, 2012, 06.07 PMby threadsquare

      Sewing them is ridiculously easy. Fitting? Ugh! I wish an expert could come over and point out exactly what is going on! I’m still working on getting them with nary a drag line!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 1 person added it