Wednesday was my only free day this week and I made full use of being at home to sew these pants. The pattern is the pants pattern from the 1/2009 edition of Burda Easy Fashion magazine.
I was inspired to sew these blue pants after seeing a pair of green pants on the Mod Cloth website. Seeing as my Winter staple consists of grey and black pants, these blue ones are quite a leap forward for me. I think they will be fun to wear on a bleak Winter’s morning.
I used the pants block drafted by Steph to alter the pattern. The alterations are so easy to do and the fit makes the pants fit spot on. I am not sure if I overdid the crotch by scooping it out some more but the fit is very comfortable and I like what I see when I look in the mirror.
I have also taken inspiration from the Colette blog (Are your clothes made to last, How to sew a blind hem ). I blind hemmed my pants as per usual but I turned the hem under for a cleaner finish. Normally I have my overlocking showing inside. When I was sewing the pants, I also was extra mindful about finishing it as well as I could to ensure long life and staying power in my wardrobe.