I’ve made up Vogue 2948 twice, each time modifying it slightly. This time I re-drafted them to include pockets.
I wanted them to be a little similar to these trousers but without the crotch fitting problems. After my disastrous last attempt at trousers I needed a win. These trousers fit the Kibbe guidelines – the ones I had so foolishly ignored with the Teddy pants:
Soft, slightly tapered, straight leg or boot cut silhouettes, classic tailoring elements such as pleating, yokes, slanted pockets. Clean, tailored styles with a minimum of detail. Plain front or trouser-pleated. Slim, narrow shapes.
I have never liked side in-seam pockets, they always bag out unless they have a pocket stay, or are stitched down to the front leg piece. A forward slanting or curvy pocket is better. I altered the front side leg pattern to include a pocket, slanting from the yoke to the outer edge.
Photography of dark fabrics is really tricky.
The original Vogue pattern is quite tapered, leaving not a lot of space for my calves. I made this area a bit bigger, and continued the line down to the hem. I did my now fairly usual adaptation of the yoke – using powernet to line it. I find it supports the recovery of the stretch woven fabric. And accommodates my in/out tum.
I put in a lapped zip instead of the suggested invisible zip. Because I had one and prefer them.
The making of these trousers was interrupted by making masks for my family. Face coverings have become mandatory in my part of the world. Ensuring a decent and comfortable fit took many, many attempts and it temporarily killed off my sewjo. Eventually I found one pattern that worked for my daughters and another three for my son, husband and me. Four different patterns for five people! Our faces are so different.
I had to be quite determined to get these trousers finished. Now that they are done I am beginning to feel the need to sew more. Sadly I think I will be making yet more masks.
Fabric – Navy stretch cotton from stash, bought several years ago $20.00
Pattern – Vogue 2948 with variations – third usage – free
Powermesh, thread, button – all from stash $5.00
Totals = $27.00
Annoyance factor – Construction = fine, motivation = rather low.
Make it again – Maybe not, I think I’m ready for a new pattern.