Trouser Sew Along

I was wandering around the Internet the other day and found the Cupcake Goddess’s trouser sewalong which began on 3 January.

This is the planned schedule, as noted on her website:
•January 3 – 8 ~ cutting and constructing your muslin
•January 9 -15 ~ muslin fitting and pattern adjustments
•January 16 – 22 ~ preparing and cutting your fabric, lining and interling
•January 23 – 31 ~ trouser construction

This is very timely for me as you are aware I’m not happy with my supposedly TNT Pants pattern.

The Cupcake Goddess is using a Burda pattern number 127 from the 07/2010 magazine. Unfortunately it is for Talls which means this 5’2″ person needed to find a substitute pattern.

So I decided to use Simplicity 2860, which one of the other ladies is using as well. I am using Size 10 (based on the total crotch length) Slim figure type.

I am on track with the planned schedule and here is the First Muslin with no pattern alterations:

I have also realised there is another item to put on my shopping list for the USA and that is the “Pants for Real People” fitting book, thankfully Alison has a copy and is happy to lend this to me. Edited: I should check my reference library before I make those sorts of statements, because guess what I found this afternoon 🙂

Now if you want to work on some trousers, there’s still time to join if you’re interested!

6 thoughts on “Trouser Sew Along

  1. Pretty good Sharon. Although I spy that old back leg thing going on.I never even thought about you buying the book o/s. Good idea! $22.95 for the spiral version at the Fabric Depot! 🙂


  2. These look close to the mark – You are lucky that you need to take things in rather than let them out! My 2011 goal – develop a trouser pattern that works for me.


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