Finally, a modern trouser pattern designed for curvy hips, fuller thighs and a narrow waist! The Thurlow Trousers sit below the waistline, with a slightly flared leg. Pockets in front are subtle slash pockets that won’t add bulk to the hips.
Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller waist, larger hips and thighs. Pattern Sizing:0-16
My measurements corresponded to the size 4. It was very fitted through the hips. BTW, I do not have a small waist. These pants sit below the waist so there is no issue with that.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes
The instructions are good. I automatically grade my seam allowances on waistbands and other bulky areas, but it is not mentioned in their instructions. I used a lining fabric on the inside of the waistband and should have used the corduroy. The hook and eye closure that I used had prongs instead of sewn. The prongs needed a more substantial fabric to latch onto. I also omitted beltloops because I never wear my shirts tucked. On step 17 the dotted sewing line goes straight at the center of the waistband when it should angle back in order to accommodate the folding down of the waistband. The back seam has a wide seam allowance to adjust fit. I used the actual chalk line because of my sway back. I also scooped out the back crotch 1/4 inch. I compared the flexible ruler version of my crotch curve to the pattern's stitching line.
Fabric Used:21 wale corduroy cotton with some stretch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Besides taking an 1 1/2 off of the length (they are still too long), I angled the zipper seam back 1/2 inch tapering to zero 3 inches down. There seemed to be too much fabric just in the front middle. I definitely have a tummy, so I am wondering if it is just the angle of my hips.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I already have plans for many more of these pants. Conclusion: I love this pattern. It is not everyday that I find a really nice pant pattern that is casual and not jeans or work out pants.
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