Thursday, January 14, 2010

Not so quick after all

The last steps on my pants took more time than I  thought. As you might know I’m pretty obsessed by matching stripes, the waistband included. Cutting, basting and sewing together took a lot of time. The result I like very much in the details, the fit in the back could be better again. This fluid, beautiful quality wool has a different effect on drape than the black pants I made recently.

Without further ado, a lot of pictures. Matching stripes on the inside was not intended, and hand sewing (the lining to the fly) is not my strongest point.

A small zigzag stitch on the pocket, the pocket is a bit wide and this prevents gaping.

The waistband, cut on the fold like in my last pants.

Side view

Inside with lining

Another picture of the waistband

Hemming with the blind-stitch foot

Wearing i, at this moment the hem was pinned to check the length and the button not yet attached.

   

 

Next project? No idea yet.

20 comments:

Renee said...

I really like these! Your stripe matching efforts were really worth it.

Vicki said...

Beautiful stripe matching and that bar tack is a good idea to keep the pocket from gaping.

Nancy K said...

Beautifully made pants. I love your attention to detail and I am impressed with the pockets. You said you drafted them from David Coffin's book?

Heather said...

The matching stripes in the back look amazing!

Trudy Callan said...

What terrific pants. Awesome job matching the stripes.

Jenny said...

They look great! I'm sure you're glad you took your time with the stripes.

alethia said...

They look great! The finishing details are great.

Patty said...

Wow, these look and fit great. I really appreciate your attention to detail, and I love the tip about the small zig-zag at the pocket!

meli88a said...

These look great. I like your idea to bar tack the pocket. I'll have to try that!

Lindsay T said...

These look like perfection to me. Well done!

gwensews said...

Nice fitting pants! Love the stripe. Very tailored and elegant.

Katharine in Brussels said...

Fantastic! Businesslike with grey pinstripe, which handily shows off your very feminine figure and tiny waist.

m said...

They look great. Personally, I would press the crease. You don't normally do that?
mici

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Beautiful pair of pants. I like the stripe detail of the waistband.

Teddylyn said...

Very nice pants--the fabric is gorgeous and your execution of the pattern and details is just perfect! They look great on you too.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love how you patterned the stripe in the back! Awesome!

Anna said...

I could not find a way to contact you on your blog, so I hope it's okay if I leave a comment. I'm trying to write an article on understanding pants patterns, and I am hoping to reference your efforts on fitting pants. The article would be freely available on Fashion Students Online. If you are interested, please email me at brit-anna(at)hotmail(dot)com. Thank you!

Summerset said...

Beautifully matched! I am obsessive about the matching to and know how much time it takes to get it perfect. Your efforts certainly have paid off and you have a pair of trousers that are better than much of the RTW ones.

Kat said...

Such nice work! I like that idea of tacking the pocket.

Anonymous said...

The stripes and fit look perfect.