Happy Holidays! I'm so excited about releasing my second step-by-step video tutorial. The first one took a loooonnnngggg time... but now I feel like I have my sea legs, so it's on and upward!
In this tutorial, I'm teaching how to line pants. I used one of my favorite pants patterns -- Vogue 9181. It's really simple because there are no pockets involved. It's drafted for stretch wovens, so that means the pants fit super comfortable. See, you can be comfortable and polished at the same time! And most importantly, it's a custom fit bottom pattern with back pattern pieces for flat, average and curvy backsides. Pants fitting pose a challenge to most unless you're straight as an arrow with minimal curvature in the back. So, this patterns gives you a great running start on fit.
I've made this pattern for a total of four times. For these two, they're unlined and I added pockets.
But this last pair that I made during the spring, really pushed me over the edge. I wanted a pair of yellow pants so bad! I had this cotton twill that I felt would be perfect.
I took my time and constructed the pants with great precision and even finished them off with a Hong Kong finish. But they were still an epic fail for me. They were nearly transparent.
And who wants to go into the hot months having to wear a pair of these? They're my go-to for pants that are not quite opaque.
I decided that the next pair I made would be fully-lined. My fabric is this gorgeous Italian Ivory Wool Suiting. It's described as "Excellent three-season fabric that's perfect for any number of tailored applications. Lightweight with a hint of lycra for wearing ease". So, I'll be wearing these throughout spring! And since the fabric has stretch, my lining had to match it. I picked one of my other go to favorites: Donna Karan Warm Beige Italian Stretch Silk Georgette. I picked a nudish color lining instead of a tonal lining because it hides my underwear.
Trying to find a pair of RTW lined in a normal price range is almost impossible.
In this tutorial, using Vogue 9181, you'll get:
You can access the tutorial here: