Review: Vogue 9032 | Tailored Black Trousers!

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Fall wardrobe building and closet hole filling is in full-effect!  I'd mentioned on my Instagram last week when I was started these pants that I was in dire need of a pair of basic black pants.  I've lost 30 lbs and almost all of my pants are falling.  I know there are worst problems to have, but I wear a lot of black and these are a basic need.
I needed a pair of pants that would be machine washable.  So this stretch gabardine that I picked up at Hancock fit the bill.  I also wanted a flat-front style with pockets.  And I wanted them to be fitted but have flared legs.  I sometimes shy away from full blown wide-legged pants.  They hang from the hips and make me look wider than I am.
So I picked Vogue 9032, view C.  This view even recommended using a stretch woven.  So I was already on point with that.  I cut the size 14 and lengthened them by 5 inches.  I need a 36" inseam to wear with heels.  And I would always wear heels with this style pant.  What I really love about these pants are the princess seam detail!
Here are some quick shots of the pocket details that I caught as I was constructing these.
I am a fan of pants pockets that connect to the center front like this.  It gives a smoother look.  And with any pair of pants with a fly front, I always refer to Sandra Betzina's method.  It works perfectly every single time.
Wearing: jacket: Burda 7210 and top: Simplicity 2054.

This is a great pattern.  Even though I'm not a fan of pleats, I may give the other view a shot as well.  I really like the idea of a pair of wool culottes.  And I'm in search of more stretch wovens, because I'll be making this view again, real soon!

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44 comments

  1. I like the pants but I really like the sleeves on the top.

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    1. Thanks Nylse! It was a dress and I cut it off and made it shirt so I could wear it more often!

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  2. Gorgeous pants! I am definitely going to check out this pattern.

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  3. You are such a beautiful and classy lady!! I enjoy your style very much....

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    1. Thank you Bajanbreeze!

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  4. Congrats on the weight loss! Nice pants. I'll definitely check out this pattern.

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  5. Your pants are great! They are such a classic. And don't worry about pants with the pleats…you should go ahead and make them because you look gorgeous in everything!

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  6. I thought I recognized that dress:) Great-looking pants, and a great reason to need to make them!

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    1. I love getting mileage out of my clothes! Thanks Angela!

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  7. Amazing how you got the fit straight on...no gaping, etc. What's your secret, Erica?

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    1. It's really the cut of this pattern. I don't think most will have have any fit issues if they use a stretch woven as recommended. Thanks MB!

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    2. Also noticed that you used a zipper longer than the fly. Do you cut the zipper to fit?

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  8. You are looking fierce! These pants are just...I don't even have the words for it. You really rocked them ma'am.

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  9. Awesome looking pants!

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  10. Great looking pants, perfect fit! I love your whole outfit.

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  11. Fabulous pants, they fit perfectly.

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  12. Fabulous just fabulous sew sistah!

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  13. So chic!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  14. These will be my next pants project! Love the look!

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    1. You should definitely make these! Thanks Regina!

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  15. You look fantastic Erica! I love how you styled this outfit, very chic, with a bit of edge!

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  16. I love this look! And, I really enjoy your blog. I'm trying my hand at sewing and you are a great inspiration.

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  17. Perfect timing for this review! I am in need of a good pants pattern (like you I need basic black pants) and this one looks like it fits the bill. Thank you. You look great, as always!

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  18. OK, Erica B...your pants inspire me. I have it in my head to make a pair of pants, but I keep putting that project on the back burner for fear of...pant fitting failure. Time to step up, I suppose. Your styling is tres chic, as usual!

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    1. Thanks Calico_Quilter0321!

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  19. Those shoes are everything...especially with those pants. Love the fitted and flare look. Inspiration!!! #CashmereMafia #LipstickJungle

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  20. Tailored to perfection!

    As always, you look hot, hot, hot :-)

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  21. Wow. Wow. Wow. Looking good!

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