Sunday, April 24, 2011

Burda 11-2008-121, slouchy trousers

I spent a lot more time on these pants than I thought I would.  First, it was a stop-and-go project because I was in and out of town.  Second, there is something about this version of the pant where the back waistband keeps slipping so that it sags on my butt.

This is making them fit differently than the muslin.  The fit is affecting two things:
  1. The pant legs hang more loosely in the back because the pants aren't as fitted in the waist and butt.  I kept moving the hooks and eyes until if moved any further the fly would start to twist.
  2. I had to hem them a half inch shorter to make up for this, and playing with the hem took a lot of time.
I chose this light gray wool with stretch specifically because I figured I'd need the stretch to fit my his comfortably.  Maybe it's the lycra that is causing the difference in fit?  (Doesn't really make sense.)  I wonder if I should move in the hooks and eyes to make up for this?  It seems like a cheap fix but then the front fly will be wonky.

It's a gray day here in Cambridge, hence the pictures with flash.


Back.  The photos of my muslin show that the pants were more fitted in the hips, which is what I'd prefer.  I am also seeing that my right leg might be slightly shorter than my left leg.

Side.  The waistband doesn't look like it's sitting low in the back but it sure feels like it.