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  • Writer's pictureMarinette

My Ultimate trousers, a Sew over it pattern

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

After the challenging project I shared last month, I am thrilled to show you the easiest trousers pattern on Earth!


A woman with brown hair is weraing a black tee-shirt and black and white trousers. She is sat on a bench, swinging her legs around


Pants, trousers and bottoms

Yup, no-one expects an easy road when starting to make trousers. Maybe that's why I mostly sew dresses and skirts! Although I do have a few patterns of shorts I really love, as well as a fantastic jeans patterns, I never found that perfect trousers pattern; you know, the one that is simple to make, comfortable, fits you well, and goes with everything in your wardrobe.


The Ultimate trousers pattern, from Sew Over It had been on my radar for a while. Its retro shape, the few material required, and the fact that the explanation was just a couple of pages long made it very attractive in my eyes. So when I found this quite black and white checker fabric, I immediately thought this would be a perfect combination.


A woman with dark hair is standing in the street, sideways to the camera. She is wearing a black tee-shirt, black heels, and black and white calf-lenght trousers.


The process

The pattern kept its original promise and is indeed for 'advanced beginners'. If you know how to sew a zipper and how to measure yourself, this pattern is accessible to you. There is no particular hurdle, but keep in mind that achieving the perfect fit may prove tricky and you may need to rip the seams more often than not.

On the measurement table, I was between a size 10 and 12. Once finished, I noticed the trousers did have lots of extra fabric, which generated lots of creases, so I did a lot of adjustments and ended up taking lots of fabric out.


I found the belt bit a bit disappointing and not really 'finished', Now that I have my overlocker, I did manage to make a nice clean finish, but if you only have a sewing machine, remember to fold your fabric before attaching the belot to the trousers.


A woman with dark hair is dancing in the street, her back to the camera. She is wearing a black tee-shirt, black heels, and black and white calf-length trousers.


Unsightly drag lines

Unfortunately, I do have a recurring problem with trousers I sew: drag lines. And sadly, this new outfit is no exception.

My only conclusion is that there is an adjustment for my body shape that I should do, and clearly I am not doing it. From what I saw online it may be linked to the crotch lenght, but I am not 100% sure. Any advice out there? Please don't be shy!


A woman with dark hair is standing in the street. She is wearing a black tee-shirt, black heels, and black and white calf-length trousers.

At the end of the day, I still wear this trousers very often and with great pleasure (and comfort!). But I hope tho find a way to fix this issue for the next one.


Marinette


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