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.

Here is Alex wearing pants she made up in Tessuti's 100% Wool Check - the pattern used here is Vogue 2981 from the alice + olivia pant range.



If you notice the alice + olivia pants 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!!!



5 comments:

  1. Were they pretty difficult to make? I've just begun sewing for myself, and am highly intimidated by pants.

    lizandrobreese@yahoo.com

    They turned out really cute - and that slimmer pair of long shorts is nice too.

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  2. They look fabulous! Alex is so stylish :)
    I have a similar pattern in my stash, i think i'll dig it out.

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  3. gorgeous! the whole look is put together so well.

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  4. Is there anything cooler than plaid pants? I don't think so.

    I think I have this pattern in my stash...

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  5. Thanks for this! I'm wanting to make some pants but haven't been pattern hunting yet, and I think you just did it for me! I love the two styles on this pattern.

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