the course: the trousers

For my sewing course I had to make a pair of trousers. Given the amount of frustration people wrote about when this subject was mentioned on pattern review, I was not exactly filled with joyful anticipation. I decided to go for Vogue 7881. It had good reviews, and didn’t look like too much of a fitting nightmare.

Before I even got started in this pattern though, I decided to try out the Vogue fitting pattern (V003) to get a rough idea of the fitting changes ahead of me. The poor thing never did get fine tuned to perfection, but it was a good way of working out length alterations and that yes, I do indeed to alter for my curving tummy. Not that this was a great surprise. Please see the fitting trousers page for more details of what I did.

So back to Vogue 7881. I can’t say anything nasty about this pattern. What I will say is trouser making does not fill my heart with joy, satisfaction, and an eagerness to go and make another pair. I haven’t happily blogged about my progress because said progress has been rather frustrating. I don’t think it is much fun to subject other people to the latest “I spent this many hours and I hate it” updates.

So, this is the nice short summary.

Version 1 photos –

and review –

the final version

Loved the fabric. Did not love attaching the lining. Let’s just draw a line under it (literally). What’s funny is that I am not sure how often I will wear it, considering how easily it creases. They are more standing than sitting trousers!

Some photos:

and the final review:

and for good measure the notes for my course: Trouser evaluation




About sewwherenext

A few years ago I signed up for a year long beginner's dressmaking course. I have never looked back and am always thinking about my next project, hence the sew where next? name. This blog is to try and keep track of my trials, tribulations and hopefully successful projects.

2 responses to “the course: the trousers

  1. They look great, I’m very impressed.

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