Feel Good Pants

This last couple of evenings, I have been making a pair of pants for me – the second evening accompanied by my mother who has been visiting for three days – it’s a good thing to have a creative companion.

At first I wanted to make a pair of pants from Onion pattern 4004, but it was sold out at my sewing shop, so I decided to go with 4019 instead – and I’m so happy I did! These are my feel good pants.

(Stofgiganten.dk sell the pattern, and they have international shipping.)

I found both fabrics at the Danish fabric store Stof & Stil.

Loose Pants - turned

I made a size 40 based on the measurement chart in the pattern, and I pretty much followed instructions, except for a few details.

The pattern calls for a regular zipper, but I decided that an invisible zipper would be better. The zipper is placed in the back of the pants, so I think it would be too dominant otherwise – it proved to be a good decision in my opinion – best result I’ve had with an invisible zipper.

Loose Pants - zipper

I made model A from the pattern, but instead of the hem from the pattern, I made a casing for an elastic at the bottom of the legs, since that was the style I was going for.

Loose Pants - casing with elastic

The ties are really a bit long, and the instructions say that you should adjust the length to fit you, but while I was making them, I wasn’t sure how I would want to tie them (knot or bow), so I kept the length from the pattern. Next time I would probably shorten them quite a bit.

Loose Pants - tie

I really like this pattern, and I would recommend it to anyone. The pants fit so nicely, not too loose or too tight, and the length is perfect. I’m just really happy with the result – I’m definitely going to be wearing these a lot.

76 comments

  1. Rikke says:

    Shit, hvor er de flotte! sådan nogle vil jeg også have og det kan kun gå for langsomt…. Ja tak jeg vil gerne låne dit mønster og kan du så ikke lige lære mig det med lynlåsen, det ser så prof ud. Så skal jeg tilgengæld lære dig at flette fransk;-)

    Kram fra Rikke, som desværre ikke haar tid til at sy, da Otto er vågen fra 19-24 og er ked… snøft. Håber det bliver bedre iaften.

  2. Millie says:

    These are really pretty. They look very easy to wear. But it’s your flat brown belly that I’m most jealous of!

  3. Frau Putz says:

    Flotte bukser i skøn stofkombination.
    Det ser ud som om de sidder rigtigt godt på dig.
    Jeg har aldrig syet med Onions mønstre, men måske jeg skulle prøve.
    De bukser jeg har fundet i Burda har altid vist sig at gå alt, alt for langt op på maven. Sådan kan de åbenbart godt lide det i Tyskland… men det føles sgu helt forkert.
    Tak for kigget!

  4. Mette says:

    Smukke bukser. I går aftes syede jeg et par i model 4004 til min datter. Nu er tiden kommet til mig, og jeg har også valgt “din” model. Dejlig stof kombination.

  5. Astrid says:

    Katie – thank you so much!

    Curry – thanks, I will! 😉

    Punikum – thanks, these were not hard at all, so don’t worry! 🙂

    Trudy – thank you, girl!

    Linda – thanks! 🙂

    Rikke – LOL! Jeg vidste godt, at de ville falde i din smag – du låner bare mønsteret! Krydser fingre for at humøret og søvnen skifter hos den unge mand! 😉

    Millie – that’s really sweet of you – thank you! *blush* 😉

    Frau Putz – tak skal du have! Jeg er rigtig glad for Onions mønstre – de er lette at gå til, og har som regel god pasform og fine instruktioner. Derudover er de så enkle, at de ikke er svære at tilpasse, hvis man har lyst til det – der er mange muligheder. 🙂

    Mette – tak skal du have! Bukserne dukker vel op på bloggen? 😉 Du kan i hvert fald roligt gå i krig med denne model – den er så taknemmelig! 🙂

    Katharina – Tusinde tak! Ja, skynd dig at få købt mønsteret – nu har du jo også lært dig selv at bruge de lækre stoffer! 😉

  6. Anne Dorte says:

    Feel good… indeed. Du laver altid flotte stofkombinationer. God ide med lynlasen da de så sidder tættere til om hoften og ikke bliver lat for “pludrede”. Den idé hugger jeg lige 🙂

  7. Hanne says:

    Sådan – og sikke en usynlig lynlås! Godt værktøj er halvdelen af succesen og den trykfod kommer du da til at slide op 😉

  8. Jennifer Amenta says:

    These look incredibly comfy… love your fabric choices and the zipper turned out really well.

  9. Kajat says:

    Hi! I found your blog via Dana’s (MADE) blogroll and I’m mightily impressed by what you make! The pants are very lovely and the combination of fabrics you chose is awsome. I added your blog to my feed reader and look forward to your next projects. Very inspiring!
    Greetings from Germany,
    Katja

  10. Astrid says:

    I’m completely overwhelmed by the response on these pants, but that said, I totally love them after wearing them for several days.

    Anne Dorte – Tak – du hugger bare! 🙂

    Sarah – they are totally comfortable, but they can be stylish too with a white blouse or shirt, so it’s a All In One-solution. 😉 Thanks!

    Hanne – Tak! Du ledte mig lige til svaret på alle mine lynlås-spørgsmål – den fod er jeg godt nok glad for!

    Trine – symaskinehunger er der heldigvis råd for! 😉

    Elizabeth – thank you so much! 🙂

    Jennifer Amenta – thanks a bunch! 🙂

    Its_Lily – thank you!

    Katja – der er skam flere størrelser – og jeg har ikke født lige for lidt siden… 😉

    Amy – LOL – these pants seem to do good for my silhouette… Thank you, girl!

    Joy – thank you! 🙂

    Katja – How wonderful – thank you so much! I don’t have many German readers – I’m happy to bid you welcome here! 😉

  11. Karen says:

    Hej, er ny læser af din blog og den er allerede tilføjet min Google reader 🙂 Super flotte bukser! Hvor har du købt stoffet? Det ser super godt ud! Glæder mig til at følge med fremover 🙂

  12. Emily says:

    I am in love with these pants! I made the pattern from the Onion pattern you were looking for, but I love the 4019 pattern. I might have to make a trip to the fabric store to pick up this pattern. 🙂 They look great on you!

  13. Stephanie says:

    I love these! But I looked and the patter is in a language i can’t read 🙁 I love it though. Do you have it in english? If so do you know where I can get it? Thanks so much!
    Stephanie

  14. Astrid says:

    Mandy – sorry, at the speed I sew, the price would have to be astronomic… 🙂

    Jerribell – try googling Onion sewing patterns – that should get you to some of the shops that sell the pattern.

    Linda – thanks, you are sweet! 😉

    Stephanie – the language is Danish, and the patterns come from Denmark. 🙂 Your best shot at getting the pattern is probably buying it somewhere online in Danish, and getting the English instructions at http://www.shoponion.com. Unfortunately, I believe the pattern is going to be discontinued, but I’m sure Maria at ShopOnion.com will help you if she can.

  15. Astrid says:

    Hi Astrid
    I can only echo the sentiments of all those that went before me…the pants are awesome. My sister-in-law and I liked them so much, we tried to get the pattern from the company. They informed us that it has been discontinued 🙁
    I like this pattern because unlike many pants patterns of this kind, it has a flat waist rather than a gathered elastic waist…much nicer for the figure!!! If anyone has any suggestions on where to get the pattern, please let me know.

  16. idoya says:

    Soy española y no se ingles.Decirte que me encantan los pantalones y me gustaria hacerlos.Admiro tus trabajos.Un saludo de España.

  17. Bonnie says:

    I so love those pants. They look so comfortable. I found you through pinterest and was excited to see you are from Denmark. I will be visiting your country in a few weeks and I am so excited.

  18. Page says:

    Those are really nice and I badly need to make some. Have you tried the new pattern yet? I really wish I had seen this when the pattern was still available. You did a lovely job and I totally agree with you on the wide waistband and the invisible zipper. I found the invisible ones easier to put it in (:

  19. Kris says:

    Love these pants. I attempted the pattern without instructions as I don’t read Danish. What length seam allowance do you use? I’m used to a generous 3/4″ American. I usually wear a size 2 American and made the size 36, following the measurement suggestions. They’re adorable but way too small. I will be giving them to my youngest niece as they don’t fit!

    • Astrid says:

      Thank you! In the bottom of my post you can see a link to a shop that actually sells the patterns with English instructions. I use a 1 cm seam allowance, which is app. 0.4 inch, but remember in Danish patterns the seam allowance is not included in the pattern, so when you cut your fabric, you need to add the seam allowance that you like to use. The 36 should fit you, if you wear an American size 2, so I’m guessing you didn’t know about adding the seam allowance? Hope this helped! 😉

  20. Damien says:

    Hi there. I’m in England and in an area where there are little sewing shops (not that there are many left anywhere sadly). I’m off to a shop to pick up some patterns soon, rather than ordering this precise pattern do you think that it looks like Burda B7230? Or even B6966? Both with a little tweaking of course, I think these would look wicked on my better half! Loving your fabric choices by the way! Thanks for sharing

      • Karlylang says:

        LOVE the pants! I’m so inspired by them. I’m Canadian so I can’t get my hands on the onion pattern but I’m going to try the burda one! 🙂

  21. Séverine says:

    Bonsoir,
    Je viens de découvrir votre page et ce super pantalon sur pinterest, j’adore.
    Il est très joli et le tissu choisi est super aussi. Dommage qu’on ne trouve plus le patron 🙁

  22. Toni Allen says:

    I just found your blog from the pattern posted. I’ve been running around reading and looking at all, the wonderful things you have done and have offered to us. Thank you for a great time, more over, thank you for wonderful ideas and Beautiful patterns. Can’t wait to start!!

  23. cecilia ferrari says:

    Love the pants….having a hard time getting the pattern…..can you help? My sister is dying to make them and I would love to surprise her with the pattern….Thanks so much!

  24. Miriam says:

    Love this pattern but do the instructions come in English as that is the only language I know. Thanks. Will definitely buy if so. Thanks

  25. Emma says:

    Love these so much! But wish i could find an english version, have searched loads with no success 🙁 or somewhere english i could buy the danish version and muddle my way through.

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