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|Sewaholic Patterns: 1203 (Thurlow Trousers) - Type:Pants |
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|Posted on:||10/12/13 12:20 PM |
|Last Updated:||10/12/13 12:22 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.98 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Wool-Lycra Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: 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‚Äôt add bulk to the hips.|
Pattern includes a cute pair of cuffed shorts as well as full-length pants. Wear the shorts cuffed or un-cuffed, with an optional grosgrain ribbon belt.
A great feature of this pattern is the centre back extension. Both trousers and shorts have extra-wide seam allowances at centre back so they're easily altered for a custom fit at the waist. Try on your pants when they're partially sewn, and fit them to your body!
Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller waist, larger hips and thighs.
Sizes: 0-16 (all sizes are included in one pattern!)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes, totally
Were the instructions easy to follow?I loved her instructions. They were very easy to follow - no head-scratching. I also used Lladybird's Thurlow Trouser sew-a-long which was extremely helpful. http://lladybird.com/tag/thurlow-sewalong/
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
What I loved: The fit! I am a total pear shape - the only alterations I had to make were length (I'm short 5'2") and I took the back seam in about a 1/2" more than the sewing line on the pattern. I am totally amazed at the fit.
I also loved the the construction methods - very easy to get good looking results.
Also, the waistband is excellent - it lies very flat - no poking out.
What I will changed next time: The back seam is very big (it's what makes fitting so easy) but it's also very bulky. I'll experiment with trimming it down with my next pair.
Also, I added a lining - I would have loved it if the pattern came with instructions for that, but it's not too difficult to figure out on your own.
Fabric Used: A wool blend herringbone with spandex
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Added a lining, shortened length, took in back seam 1/2"
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes. I'd like about 15 pairs of these pants in all colors and fabrics!
It's so exciting to have such perfect fitting beautiful pants!
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