If you haven’t tried patterns from Sewaholic, I certainly recommend that you do! The fly zipper instructions for the pants is easy as can be to sew and install. MOF, all the directions are pretty darn good. If you have decent experience in sewing, you should have very little if any problems.
First, I want to give thanks to Lladybird and Sunnygal for inspiring me w/ their renditions of Thurlows. They made me want to try these pants. Thanks, because these pants are great!
Second, let me apologize for the lack of good photos of these pants. I have a lady I work w/ take the pictures, and I feel strange about lifting my top up to show the waistband, etc. I would have my husband take the pictures, but we are too busy in the a.m. w/ the farm, so this is the best I can do.
Thirdly, let me apologize again for my weird stance in the photos. Apparently, I do a lot of standing placing weight on one side or the other. I didn't realize I did that until I seen these photos. Also, my jacket looks weird. Dangit.
The navy pants were my muslin. I made it out of a very inexpensive navy poly blend fabric. I cut a size 16 based on my measurements and pattern envelope, but whoa diggity, they were way too big. I took up quite a bit in the sides and back ~ approximately 2” from the sides and about 4 or so inches from the back side. I left the welt pockets and belt loops off because I do not like back pockets on my dress pants, and really despise wearing belts. I also straightened the legs a bit because wide leg pants look strange on me, or at least I think so. I also did some rework on the waist band to fit my swayback a bit better. Since this was my muslin, I just zig-zagged the seams. At the end of the day, the size 16 became a 12. While these are passable to wear at work, I have a much nicer quality navy suiting material that I want make into Thurlows at a later date.
|I love the shoes I am wearing in this photo! I really do!|