what's new in store, fashion trends, pattern reviews, Tessuti creations, sewing tips and techniques.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Pattern Review - Vogue 2981
This is our very first trouser pattern review!!! I live in trousers - any style really - but have two pattern styles I love and use them over and over again - for both summer and winter. If you like your pants wide legged and relaxed, I think this is one to try.
If you notice the alice + oliviapants on shopstyle - they are slightly more fitted at the high-hip and crotch. Alex had wanted a more looser, lower fit on her pants so made them slightly bigger. In order to get your desired fit, make a calico of these before cutting into your fabric. I guarantee that you will use this pattern again and again.
Below is an idea of what these could look like in a summer version. (courtesy: shopstyle )
PS. Last night I finally watched the latest episode of Project Runway. I really enjoyed it and look forward to next weeks show. Henry Roth used a great phrase on the show, when talking about the all important fit on the crotch of pants - I will now refer to it as 'crotch watch' too!!!