Sunday, 25 January 2009

TNT trouser pattern

This is my one and only altered, tailored trouser pattern that I have. It is so easy to reach for this pattern when I need a new pair of trousers.

Everytime I make it I try to do something different with it. This time I am having a go at a back welt pocket, the pattern also needs another bit of tweaking. I still feel the legs of these trousers are a bit too wide so I am making 1" seams instead of the normal 5/8" seams. The waist darts will have to be narrowed to allow for the 1" seams ( then the waist won't be too tight ) I have narrowed all 4 darts by 1/8", then the size of the waist remains the same.
I had to ask the ladies of The Stitchers Guild to help me with a problem I had with my welt pocket. I didn't know how to handle the pocket having a long narrow dart at the back of my trousers. The dart can be cut through when making the welt pocket, the ladies also gave me some great tips on how to improve my pocket. Thank you know who you are.

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