After me saying in my Flint trousers post that I don’t think I would ever get on board the cropped wide leg trouser train I only blummin’ went and made a pair!
Of course I’ve never actually worn them…
I went to Green Man Festival in August and the weather forecast was a little bit shonky so I got myself in a tizz about what I’d wear. So I made these. My thinking was that they’d be long enough to keep me warm but short enough that they didn’t drag on wet grass/mud.
Well it turned out that we had pretty glorious weather and they stayed in my backpack the whole weekend. Oh well.
I have no idea how to wear them. All of my shoes feel wrong and all my tops look wrong – unless they’re tucked in, which I don’t really feel comfortable with as it makes me feel all belly.
I made this pair a bit tighter than my shorts version. I haven’t blogged about them but you can see them in this post.
The back view looks a smidge like my bum is eating the trousers so I could probably do with scooping out the back crotch curve slightly. There’s also a little horizontal fold of fabric just under the waistband so I need to shorten the rise slightly at centre back. I’m not sure what I need to do about all those diagonal lines/folds/droops either. I’m not sure if it’s a bum issue or a knock knee issue. Or something else entirely.
Oh, these don’t have any pockets on them. They were a last minute thing the day before Green Man so I decided to leave them off to save time, with a view to going back and adding the back pockets later.
Pattern: True Bias Lander pants
PDF or Printed: PDF
How many pages: 38
A0 file included? Yes
How’s the PDF?
Fine. I’d already made the shorts so I only printed the leg parts as I already had all the other bits.
Measurements: Waist 31.5″ – High hip 40″ – Low hip (bum) 41″
Size made: I started with a 12 but I don’t think they’re a good reflection of the size 12 as I made quite a few changes (listed below).
- Added 1/4″ to the front inner thigh from the crotch point tapering to nothing by about mid thigh
- Took the centre back in by about 1/4″ (I used the width of my presser foot, which isn’t quite 1/4″)
- I also took the side seams in by the width of my presser foot tapering out to nothing a bit before my knee
- Used a contoured waistband
- Shortened them a bit but I can’t remember how much sorry. It was a bit more than I needed though as I ended up taking a smaller hem.
I don’t know. I have some black denim I had been thinking about making a full length pair out of but I really don’t know what tops I have that would go with the silhouette.
Any changes next time?
I need to work on the fit a bit more. Not sure of the specifics but there is definitely some tweaking to be done.
This was probably a bit of a pointless make really as I just don’t know if I’ll ever wear them.