Vogue 1040 - Classic White Trouser8:00 PM
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Pattern: Vogue 1040 - Badgley Mischka
Fabric: Cotton twill
Notions: One 7" Zipper, One 5/8" Button, Hook and Eye Closures
Description: Unlined pants have fly front, side seam pockets with topstitching detail, back darts, buttonhole welt pockets, contoured self-faced waistband with hook and eye closure. Pants sit 1" below waist.
The instructions were great and the pattern was well drafted. I made my usual lengthening alteration to produce a 36" inseam... on these it was around 5". These pants have a "real" front fly and inseam pockets. The also have back darts, single welt pockets and no carriers... so the waistband fit had to be *perfect*. When I made my muslin on these, the gappage at the CB was awful... even with a contoured waistband! The waistband is constructed in two pieces: The left side and the right side. I sewed the pants together without closing the back. I sewed the waistbands onto each side and basted the CB seam so that I could try them on and determine how large of a seam I needed to sew. I added the facing. I would normally use a seam binding, but since the waistband is so narrow, I just finished it by handstitching it down. I then made a 1 3/4" hem.
I love this style of trouser... this is the style that I would normally purchase in RTW. The only thing that I didn't like is the front pocket construction. I wish they had been constructed where the pockets extend to the CF. That is only a minor problem. If/when I make these again, I will just redraft the pockets to do that.
Pattern: Simplicity 2971, view F
Fabric: lightweight double knit
Notions: 1/4" elastic and jewels