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! 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.
*** UPDATE 2012-10-11 ***
Chances are, if you came here from Pinterest, you are interested in the pattern for these pants. However, it has been discontinued, and I just wanted to let you know, that the Onion patterns 4004 and 4022 are rather similar in style. You can find them at Marias shop with English instructions included. Thanks for visiting! :)