I have made some new pants, Sewaholic Thurlows to be precise. This is my first attempt at the trouser version of this pattern and I don't mind admitting that it wasn't without it's trials. Not that I had any problems with the fabric, or the sizing or the cut for that matter. The problems came with my quest for perfection. Now when I buy rtw trousers, perfection is the last thing on my mind. My usual requirements are, they have to be comfortable and fit well. These trousers did all of these things, so why was I so frustrated? Well, I will get to that!
The fabric I chose is a stretch cotton drill with a bit of something synthetic for good measure. It came from Cotura fashions, just like the sparkle dress I made earlier in the month. It is lovely quality fabric, but I do not know the exact composition. I cut the trousers to size 6, the same size as my shorts made during the summer. I made view A but narrowed the leg on both the inside and the outside. I wanted a pair of pants suitable for work so they needed to be narrow without actually being tight.
Now that I am no longer suffering from debilitating tiredness, I was able to put all my energy into the finishes on these pants and literally snatched half hour blocks to complete these pants. Because the fabric is super stretchy, I was concerned about the back pockets gaping. Some strategically placed buttons and button holes took care of this risk.
Now, I am pretty happy with these pants. Yes, they do have the odd wrinkle but it is hard to not get these when you have worn them all day sitting at a desk. Initially though, I did have that, could have done better feeling. Why? Well, I over analysed them. I trawled through blogs and fit tutorials until I was eating, sleeping and breathing pants fitting issues. You can imagine my disappointment then, when I looked in the mirror and saw a couple of wrinkles in the back leg of the pants. For the next pair of trousers I now know what I have to do, but actually, now that I have worn these a few times, I am pretty happy with the fit.
This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago. It has taken me that long to get motivated to post about these. I actually don't have much I can wear with these pants but my Vogue 1247 top will do nicely for now!