Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Sandra Betzina's Fancy Pants Vogue 1307
Today's review is on Sandra Betzina's fancy pleated pants. I wanted to make these since I attended her retreat last year. I couldn't imagine making these in a wild print like pictured on the pattern envelope.
This wool gaberdine suiting was the perfect choice for me. The pattern is described as: wide-legged pants (very loose-fitting through hips) have fitted yokes, front pleats, button, self loop and invisible side zipper, And View A: (I made) has side front pockets, lined yokes and front pleated into cuffs with optional topstitching (channel stitching). View B: (which I plan to make) self-line yokes.
The instructions were easy to follow. I took extra care with forming the pleats and channel stitching on the cuffs.
The instructions provided guidelines on how to fit the yoke and I followed them. But when I finished the pants, they had more room than I like. Maybe I loss weight during the process. Ha. Ha. Ha. The next pair I make, I will shorten the crotch and better fit the yoke.
My fabric is a very nice wool gaberdine purchased at Vogue in Evanston. You're probably thinking wool in summer. It's a medium weight fabric that can be worn on cooler summer days and in spring and fall.
I will make view B. If you like this style, try them. The pants aren't difficult to make, but require a little time to make those details perfect. The top I'm wearing is the second one made, Vogue 1282.