I've been sewing for 2 years - and I feel that I've sewn a lot - but I'm still terribly intimidated by trousers. The thought of sewing a fly front gives me heart palpitations, but even worse, how are they altered? What if they don't fit in the rise? Or pull and whisker at the crotch? How is that fixed?! I have 2 fit books: Fit For Real People and Fitting & Pattern Aleration. I find the latter to be too technical to be helpful, and FFRP doesn't address pants. Isn't that a bad sign?
I spoke to my Mom and Mr. Lappin over the weekend, who both tried to assure me that pants are, in fact, easy. My stash contains a very simple pant pattern, Vogue 8679, and.... I might give it a go. I love a bold, wide leg pant, but it can be a hard style to find. What if I could sew my own?
Vogue 8679 is essentially 2 pieces of fabric with side zip. Really, how hard could it be?? Right? Right??
My dream would be to one day sew these:
Alice + Olivia, Vogue 1051
Do you remember your first pair of trousers? How did it go? Do you avoid them like the plague? Or are sewn pants the only ones that fit you? New sewers, do you have the same (hopefully irrational and unfounded) fear that I do?