Today is a short post to share another remade pattern. Second time around is always sweeter! Behold, a second pair of trousers made using Simplicity 8389. Like the first version, this version was also made using a fine wool suiting from Fabworks (sorry, now sold out, but other options available), but this version has a small amount of stretch to them and the fit is improved. See here for my first version (with fitting details), and here’s a picture to remind you of how they looked.
I know perhaps you can’t tell what’s going on in the first pair much, but trust me, they needed improvement in the tummy area. For this pair I did a 0.5 inch full tummy adjustment (I like this tutorial) and scooped the front crotch out by 0.25 inches, and added 0.25 inches to the side seams to compensate. That’s all. And I am so much happier with the fit. I think another thing I did differently on this pair was to shorten the leg properly at the lengthen/ shorten lines, rather than lopping them off at the bottom, so overall the shape of the leg as designed is preserved, and looks so much more elegant.
Any fit experts out there want to tell me what they think the diagonal lines are that are under my bum? I have noticed them on a few of my pants and would love to get rid of them! Let me know.