Burdastyle 8/2016 # : Pleat Front Trousers

To those of you who are waiting for news of the Brexit Coat: Rest assured that the project is in strong and stable hands and the Minister for Sewing the Brexit Coat would like to stress that while the difficulty level of choosing those buttons is in another galaxy the project is nevertheless  progressing at an appropriate speed.
But as I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to keep up Brexit-related analogies, let me give you some light relief: In a departure from my usual style I made some pleat front trousers.

They are one of my #sewdowndewsbury projects – in fact the only one that I went to buy fabric for specifically. I used a non-stretch woollen suiting, and when I say non-stretch I mean absolutely no give whatsoever, neither across nor perpendicular to the grain. I was a little worried about this as I’d never made or even worn trousers so relentlessly non-stretch, but it’s turned out well.

I used Burdastlye 8/2018 #111. The trousers are quite high-waisted (please note that I am high-waisted anyway, so they look rather “normal”, but on someone with a figure that corresponds more to the norm the trousers do come up high). Also the pleating is rather more pronounced than is usual. I am never sure whether this is wise on a pear-shape like me, but yolo, I’ve decided to embrace this.

I didn’t make any changes to the pattern other than scooping out the crotch curve a little. I normally add some extra room to the back, but this was not needed in this pattern – I guess the roomy front takes care of any booty issues. I think the pocket opening should move further down, so if I ever make these trousers again I have a good change of forgetting to make this adjustment ;-).

Next up: further procrastination on the Brexit front in the form of not one but three shirtdresses. Buttons pending, so don’t hold your breath!

Merken

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7 thoughts on “Burdastyle 8/2016 # : Pleat Front Trousers

  1. Those are quite lovely! A perfect fabric for those pleats! Well done!

  2. SewingElle May 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm Reply

    These look very stylish and classic

  3. delightfullypeculiar May 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Love them, makes me want to make them!!

  4. ellegeemakes May 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Beautiful! I love the drape of that fabric!

  5. Anne W May 5, 2017 at 11:24 pm Reply

    Love these, and your shoes!!!

  6. catherinedaze May 6, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Sharp!

  7. Jonathan Caswell May 13, 2017 at 2:25 am Reply

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    EXCELLENT WORK ON THIS BLOG! WITH RESULTS EVEN WELL-MODELED!!!

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