Vogue 1201 - Donna Karan Menswear Trouser

8:00 PM

In light of our recent discussion about pants, I decided to say forget dealing with all of that finicky tweaking! I decided to make a pair of fun and "un-fussy", yet trendy pair of pants!

These tailored peg-leg trousers are pared-down versions of harem pants with paper-bag waists and slouchy tailoring falling from the waist. These pants can look seriously sexy worn with boyfriend blazer and boot but with so much slouch these are not for the faint-hearted! I actually liked the harem pants, but the look was too sloppy, slouchy for me to want to leave the house in. I felt more "pulled together" wearing this look.
Both looks are Donna Karan Collection Fall/Winter 2009

I decided to pair my pants with a black sequined tank, black ruffled cardi and shoe booties to balance out the masculinity with some sparkly femininity.
Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 1201 - Donna Karan Collection

Pattern Sizing: 6 - 20, I cut the 16.Description: Loose-fitting, tapered leg pants has front pleats, back seam detail and waistband with back notch.

Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not quite as full.

Fabric: Menswear suiting (100% wool) from my stash.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty 'AVERAGE' for constructing pants.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked that this pattern was right on trend. Even though it is from the Donna Karan F/W 2009 Collection, the high-end RTW trend has now trickled down to regular RTW. I dislike that the pattern was drafted with an absurd amount of ease. The closer I examine the runway photos, the more I think the pattern is correct. It's me that had something else in mind.

I love the mens trouser details on the inside with the fly and the binding.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the pants by 3" and I removed 1" from EACH seam. There was A LOT more pants than I had intended.

Conclusion: These pants were fun to make, even though the binding was a little time consuming and it's a good way to try out trends.

You Might Also Like


Popular Posts