Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Sailor Pant - DONE!

This is my entry (or at least a part of it since there will be a coordinating top) in the My Pattern Contest held by PR (

  • twill (EOS) and broadcloth (Joann) for pocketing
  • Interfacing – Fusi-knit and Fine Weft Bias tape and buttons (Joann)
  • Thread – all purpose thread + embroidery thread for topstitching and buttonholes
Some details:
  • Topstitching was done with doubled embroidery thread
  • Buttonholes – with embroidery thread, corded
  • Lower edge of waistband – bound with bias tape Back double-welt pockets - I used my own technique that is a compilation of different techniques I have tried. I’ll be posting a tutorial some time soon.
These are some detailed photos of the finished product:

Conclusion: It was a lot of work to draft, fix muslins, and then make… But I am so happy how this pant turned out!


Adrienne said...

Those pants are FABULOUS!!!! Fantastic job!

Dei said...

How great are these pants. Love them and your drafting, fitting and tailoring patience.

Marita said...

They are awsome!!!!!, nice details and beautiful workmanship, love the inner life too:-)

LauraLo said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous and very well made! Congrats!

Tany said...

Wow, these pants look great on you! I love this style and all the details are fabulous! Well done!!

Christina said...

Fabulous outfits! Well worth the effort.

Anonymous said...

Wow. You are very talented! your garments are so well tailored. very inspiring! I read in your post that you took classes in chicago at ews. what did you think? i am taking at vogue fabric presently but thinking of trying something new. cindy

Adriana B. said...

Colour by number,
I am unfamiliar with the Vogue classes. The EWS are good but it takes a lot of time. I was one of the fastest moving through the program and still for 7 months I only managed to cover pockets, trouser drafting and tailoring, and straight and flared skirt drafting. However, if you are interested in learning to draft and to tailor - it is THE Place

Kim said...

I'm so inspired by the garments you sew! You always seem to achieve a modern fit, which I find to be the most challenging aspect of sewing! Your sailor pants are truly fabulous.