Sewing pants is never easy, there are a lot of details to be aware of. Especially with skinny pants, everything needs to be immaculate, otherwise you might end up looking silly. My first take on sewing pants was a huge success, at least for me. They came out nice and smooth, sewing pockets was a pure joy, crotch area was nicely fitted. I would never expect my first pants to turn out anywhere near being good, and it does not matter how good of a sewing enthusiast you are – sewing pants is never easy. As soon as I finished my first pants I decided to not to wait longer and traced out the second pattern out of baby blue stretch cotton. I wanted something more casual, for every day wear, for a walk in a park or a casual lunch in a town, something I could wear with my favorite Converse, as well. It has been almost 3 weeks since I managed to get my hands on this project, and finally it is finished. Everything to the final seam.
Pattern: Burda’s narrow pants pattern 115 from 3/2014, great pattern and the March issue of the magazine also has a step-by-step detailed instructions, that helped me greatly.
Fabric: baby blue stretch cotton, 2 butting, white exposed zipper
New Techniques: the original pattern included two back pockets that I hesitated about and eventually omitted at my first try sewing black pants, but this time I decided to do the back pockets for more of a denim pants look. I thought it would be messy and somehow uncomfortable to topstitch the, but if to be honest – it turned to be my favorite part of this sewing experience. Also, this time a used a fusible interfacing for the waistband detail, just to make it a bit tougher. The only thing that I really don’t look forward to while sewing pants is the belt loop part. I can’t seem to find good enough explanation as of why, but let’s just say – not all of the sewing needs to be joyful 🙂
Blouse: I also made the blouse, I used crepe fabric in off white. Raglan sleeves are one of my favorite and this pattern is particularly great and can be dressed up or down.