I Have Made Trousers And They Fit!
At the beginning of the year, like many others, I signed up to Karen at Did You Make That's Sewultions. We all made our pledges stating what we wanted to achieve sewing-wise this year - our sewing resolutions.
Mine was to make a pair of trousers that fit me properly. And by jove, I think I've done it!
I've been humm-ing and ha-ing for ages about which trousers to make. I'd even bought a pattern for a slim legged pair (McCalls 6707), but I wasn't sure about them.
Then on impulse last week I bought Simplicity 2562 - one of their Amazing Fit patterns. This is completely the opposite of the McCalls pattern I was originally going to make, the legs are VERY wide.
But let me tell you, it is aptly named! The fit is simply amazing!
I opted to make them without pockets or turn-ups (basically because I didn't have enough fabric), and based on my measurements decided I needed to use the pattern pieces for the curvy fit. And do you know what, they fit almost perfectly , with no alterations at all!
(warning...... these aren't the worlds greatest photos! And the do show wrinkling that isn't there in real life - how does that work?!?)
I haven't finished the hems yet, they're just tacked up waiting hubby's confirmation that I've got them the right length. I will try and get a couple of better pictures once they are completely finished.
I can't believe how straightforward these were. Even the fly front (which I've never made before) worked perfectly. It really was a case of "follow the instructions and hope for the best".
My husband commented last night that they look "very professional".
When I make these again (and I definitely will) I'll make a few changes, but only small ones. They are very high waisted, which I don't mind, but I'd probably take about 1/2 an inch off the top of the "body" part before adding the waistband. I'd also make the legs slightly narrower because they are very wide.
I'm thinking of a red pair - would that be too much?!
Oooh, on another note - I've signed up to Me Made May!
It will be my first time participating, and I'm very excited. As this is my first go, I wasn't sure that I could commit to wearing me made clothes every day, so I've pledged to wear me made items at least 3 times a week. I am hoping I can do better than this though!