The vogue Custom Couture Collection by Claire Sheaffer.
Straight leg trouser
Fashion trends are slightly turning away from nothing but skinny leg trousers and jeans,which don't always suit our shape. Straight leg trousers give a very balanced appearance to the figure and are more flattering.
This pattern is available from Jaycotts Vogue V7881 Trouser pattern
This is a Vogue designer pattern and I love it. The pattern envelope states that the instructions are easy to follow and I certainly found that to be correct.
There are two separate patterns inside the envelope, one is for a couture method and I will definitely use this version when I make another pair in a wool suiting.
The main difference in the two designs is that the couture version has a lot of hand sewing and there are no darts - the fabric is instead eased into the waistband.
Whichever method you choose (or maybe combine the two) you are assured of a great pair of trousers.
The pattern has a fly front. Please do not worry about this as it is actually an easy method of inserting a zip!
The first thing to do as always, is to transfer all pattern markings from the pattern piece onto the fabric. I use a mixture of tailors tacks and chalk.
Jaycotts has a large selection of marking tool Pattern Marking equipment
The fronts are folded and pressed so that the right side overlaps the left and the edges overlocked or finished with a zigzag stitch.
The zip is then inserted. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand and I did not have any problems following them
This is the left side of the zip being inserted
Then the right is stitched to the facing only.
You may find it easier to tack the zip in place before stitching permanently.
Trousers are so very necessary as the weather becomes cooler. On this blog you will find posts showing how to make jeans and Palazzo pants etc. I used to feel that it was too daunting to make trousers but after I had made my first pair and realised that it is not at all difficult there was no going back to ready made. They fit perfectly, which is the main reason for making clothes don't you think?
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