E, quasi due mesi dopo, li ho finiti 🙂 Ecco qualche foto (fatte dopo averli indossati) – ricordate che io sono appena un’auto-didatta, principiante in quest’arte!!
Almost two moths later, here are some pics I took after wearing them- keep in mind I’m just a self-taught beginner sewist!!
1. Dettaglio davanti / Detail of the front
2. Cuciture del taschino davanti / Front pocket seams
3. La chiusura a zip / My zip closure
4. Dettaglio dietro / Back view
Here’s my pattern review:
– Pattern Description:
“Stovepipe pants trousers are a must-have this season. Combine them with full, casual tops for a layered look or pair them with classic blouses and shirts.”
– Pattern sizing:
10-22 / 36-48. I sew a 42.
– Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
– Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, pretty much.
– What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really liked not having to worry about adding seam allowances, or matching pieces. I can’t think about something I disliked.
– Fabric Used:
– Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the back pocket flaps. I’ve also sewn the belt carriers in slightly different positions than indicated on the pattern (that’s due to late-night sewing and hurry to finishing them 🙂 )
– Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew them again, this time with a few things in mind. As the pattern is designed for 1m68cm tall women, and I’m 1,64m, I would shorten the upper part and the legs at the suggested lines by one cm each, to compensate for that difference.
I would definitely recommend it as it is pretty easy to sew.
The pattern as well as the instructions are easy enough to follow, but as a beginner sewist I definitely needed to search for some sewing terms explanations. This project had a lot of firsts for me: first time sewing a pair of jeans, first time installing a metal zipper, first time sewing and decorating pockets. I’ve done an internet search for this pattern prior to sewing them, as I needed to know if other bloggers had issues (especialy fitting ones), or if there were things/tips I needed to know. One interesting tip was given by Carolyn at handmadebycarolyn. While everyone else in the blogosphere seemed to agree with Burda sizing for this pattern, she sew a different size for herself, because she measured the pattern with a pair of jeans that fitted her well. I followed her tip, and measured my favourite pair of jeans with the pattern, and I do have to say: “Thanks, Carolyn!”. According to the Burda table on the pattern, I was supposed to sew a size 44 (according to my hip measurement), but instead I sew a 42, and I’m REALLY glad I did! I would have ended up having a HUGE pair of jeans!!
Tips for my next time:
- buy a 6mm twin needle, as it would have saved me a lot of time and the double rows of stitching would have come up a lot better
- buy a proper metal zipper (mine was a couple of cm shorter)
- shorten the crotch length and the legs by one cm each, for a better fit
- buy enough topstitching thread, so I don’t end up with using normal thread because the former isn’t enough!!!