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.
(Stofgiganten.dk sell the pattern, and they have international shipping.)
I found both fabrics at the Danish fabric store Stof & Stil.
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.
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.
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.
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.