|Pattern Description: |
This is a pair of basic fly front pants with front pockets and contour waistband.
Lutterloh patterns are based on two measurements, your bust and hip. Miniatures of the patterns are supplied, you must enlarge them using a special tape measure and your measurements.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No, I changed it completely.
Were the instructions easy to follow? There are no instructions. You must have a good knowledge of sewing and be able to see from the artistic rendering and the pattern itself what to do, and how to do it. I rely heaviily on my Vogue Sewing Book.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I changed the pattern so much, I cannot say. Generally I am pleased with the fit of the Lutterloh patterns.
Fabric Used: A cotton Lycra woven stretch with a retro print of red and pink stylized cherries and leaves.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I removed the fly, and left out the [pockets, changed to waist to be a Faced Waist, and did not use the slit in the leg. I really only used the crotch curve and the side seams, and changed the pattern to simplify it. This was the first time I have used stretchy fabric other than a very firm stretch denim. Here is a picture of the facing on the insideInside view of facing. I understitched it , top stitched it, and stitched in the ditch at the seams and darts. I also used an invisible zipper, I have not used invisible zippers recently, and teaming that with stretch fabric, I was concerned about the outcome. But it looks pretty good. I put the polka dot fabric under the zipper so you can see better Invisible zipper
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I use Lutterloh patterns almost exclusively. As my body is changing with age, I am finding it difficult to fit pants the way I would like. So while I can highly recommenced Lutterloh patterns, I cannot recommend my morphed pattern
Conclusion: These pants are part of my Mini-Wardrobe entry. I love the fabric print, and the feel against my skin. It is a challenge to sew with fabric with so much stretch, I like the crotch curve.
A photo of the pants with one of the tops in my entry HEREClick Here