Hey folks !
I made Trousers! I finally decided to throw caution to the wind and attempt the item of clothing that strikes fear into the heart of many a sewer. I really need some trousers in my wardrobe. I have two pairs of trousers suitable for work but neither of them are a great fit. I pretty much don't even look at trousers or jeans anymore when I am shopping RTW. I am just about 5 feet tall with short short legs, big hips and thighs and a swayback that means all trousers usually gape at the back in a very unattractive way.
I had the Clover by Colette, Manhattan by SBCC and Thurlow by Sewaholic in the stash. I thought the Manhattan would be the best place to start as I seem to fit the petite curvy model that SBCC design for.
I made up a muslin in cotton sateen ( I really don't like cotton sateen, I always feel like it is clingy and attracts all the fluff)- anyways I started out with size 12 and 27" inseam. The fit wasn't bad at all. AMAZING
It need tapering in along the outseam and inseam, probably ending up more like a size 10 everywhere except at the widest part of my hips. I also took in the centre back seam to remove gaping here.
The pattern was easy enough to follow along with except the fly instructions. I think the pieces for fly facing and fly extension are mislabelled which left me a bit muddled up. Beth from SBCC messaged me on Instagram and she is going to look into it.
I made up my final pair in a grey and blue wool ( I think) check fabric that I got in Michael H fabrics in Dublin. I'm really pleased with how they turned out. Even managed pattern matching
That's the Anise Jacket from Colette as well but I think this post is long enough already. Maybe some other day.
Thanks for reading