My last proper post was about Climbing the sewing mountain and making a lovely (if I do say so myself) pair of Thurlow shorts. I then got obsessed with the idea to also make the long version in the same fabric, as currently my favourite pair of trousers is a RTW pair from Long Tall Sally out of a similar fabric and they are so comfy. (I also wanted to practice before using my precious denim ) This is a little tale of ups and downs and not perfect trousers but as Sew Busy Lizzy put it: Celebrating little moments of joy while making these.
Being nearly 6 foot tall I had to first alter the pattern. Luckily there is a slash line indicated already and I simply added 3 inches (I like having a 36 inch inside leg seam) and taped the trouser leg pattern pieces back together. Phew first slash adjustment made! Check! – I am currently in the part where rollercoaster cart goes up slowly – smiling but a little nervous.
Then I continued to sew along slowly and took great care again with the welt, which kinda both turned out like the worse one on the shorts. – The rollercoaster has started a steep downhill ride and I am screaming.
I sighed and swore lots but continued. My next challenge was the fly. This went sooooo well on the Thurlow shorts that I had ounces of confidence, but I had a mental block and it went a little wonky. – The rollercoaster is doing those quick up and down bumps that make your tummy lurch and it makes me giggle hysterically.
Next up is the waistband. It went sort of smooth, although a little bit of ripping was needed as my fabric ended up fraying in a random place. – The rollercaoster went round a sharp curve, which end up making you feel like you fall out but you don’t.
Trying on. After basting the back seam the welt pockets were really wonky. I sort of made this better with some seam ripping on the waistband again and realigned the pieces. But lots of swearing occurred. – Being so close to completion this was like a loop – you go forwards, upside, sort of backwards and then go again.
With that fixed, only the hemming to do and tadaaa it was done! My bum is still a bit wonky but I cant wait to wear them! Maybe this is a perfect excuse to make something like Roxanne View B (no sleeve version) to cover up the wonky bum! But first for your viewing pleasure some more pictures below.