After a lot of work, here they are. Hemming, either with an outside ankle slit, or not, is the only sewing part left to complete. The right leg has a slit; the left leg doesn’t at this point.
There’s lots of details on making these so continue reading at your peril, or just skip to the photos at the end.
I did the London shrink before cutting it out. I cut it out using a nap layout. Very careful examination in bright sunlight showed a subtle difference between one side and the other. Both sides have the brushed texture typical of flannel. One side has a slight twill weave look – I decided this was the right side of the fabric. It was fun working with this fabric – easy to handle and frayed very little.
I used a myriad of resources to see photos and illustrations for sewing the finicky parts:
- dug out my trusty old Burda 3098 pants pattern for the detailed fly instructions
- Burda 3098 again and Threads Sewing Guide for angled front pockets
- pulled out the waistband binding pattern piece from the never made Vogue Anne Klein 1294
I attached the fly shield to the zipper tape before attaching to the front piece, a la Ottobre Woman instructions (see the 5/2013 issue).
I shortened the legs a total of 4 1/4 inches – 3/4″ above the knee, 1 ” below the knee, cut off 21/2 ” at the hem. I have short legs and I think these pants are designed with extra length at the ankles for a slouchy bunched up look.
Another sewer made these pants a few years ago and posted photos on Burdastyle.com – she has them turned up – have a look here. (link to Burdastyle.com)
I trimmed away 3/8″ at the centre back seam tapering to nothing at the side seam to get rid of excess length at the back – I’m very happy with the fit at the butt and below.
I think the waistband would have benefited from firmer/stiffer interfacing – I used a fusible weft interfacing.
I destroyed my old camera last week – I’m learning all the fancy new features on the replacement.