After making a really stupid mistake on my last attempt at trouser sewing I got my act together this time and made a pair of trousers without any problems whatsoever. And they are – wait – PEPLUM trousers!
The pattern is Burda Easy Fashion A/W2013 #2:
This time round I had no problems at all in the construction process and everything went without a hitch. I even tried my hand a sewing without pins, a trick that is described in the Craftsy course Sew Better Sew Faster that I am taking at the moment. I would never have thought so, but pinless sewing actually works really well. I did not without pins completely, but really used only very, very few – promised! And that was not only faster than pinning, then sewing but it actually was more exact too. Don’t know how this worked, but it did, so I suppose that is the main thing.
The peplum detail is a lot more “fashion” than I would usually wear, but I think it is a fun detail.
The original pattern has a CB invisible zip, but that was one thing I did not like in my first (failed) attempt. Nothing wrong with the look of it, but I just did not feel happy with a zipable backside…
So I put in a standard lapped zip at the front. And for the first time on this blog I am happy enough with the inside of a garment than I am prepared to show it. So drum roll please….
Oh, I added belt loops as well to prevent sagging. I did not quite manage to do away with it altogether:
The black arrow point towards a little crease that I keep getting with these trousers. Maybe I need to just take out one or two centimeters of the height of the back pieces? But then the back is rather lower than I like anyway. Maybe there is more of a problem that trousers slide down my bottom a little when i walk but don’t manage to make their way up again enough and that’s where the crease occurs? Do you have any ideas what to do to avoid it?
One thing I am really unhappy about is the fabric. Because of my troubles with the first attempt I did not want to use any “proper” fabric for this, especially because I thought the peplum might be a silly idea. So I used a really horrible HORRIBLE polyester nightmare, one of those purchases where I bought two metres of cheap rubbish in order to make up a certain amount to get free postage. Is that just me, or do we all do this? Anyway, while I like the colour the quality is really quite bad and so I have a pair of handmade trousers that I really like in a fabric that I don’t like wearing… How that makes sense I don’t even try to explain ;-).
I feel some fabric shopping coming on. It’s as well that our region’s largest fabric market is in a week’s time 🙂