After more than a year of lockdowns and being forced to stay at home more, I finally caved and made myself a pair of loungewear trousers. I ended up choosing Vogue 8909* which is a very simple pair of trousers and I made them using loopback french terry* from Minerva*.
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Pattern: Vogue 8909* – Fitted (below waist) pants have elastic waistband and purchased ribbon drawstring, yoke back, side-front seams, no side seams, and side-front pockets. A, B: Elasticized leg bands. C: Stitched hems.
Sizing: Y(XSmall-Small-Medium), ZZ(Large-XLarge-XXLarge)
Fabric: 1.5m loopback french terry*
Notions: 1m 1 cm wide cotton tape, 73 cm 1.2 cm wide elastic
Modifications: I cut a Medium based on my body measurement. I wanted the look of view V but I cut the trouser along the cuffed cutting line for views A and B. I chose to do so becasue I am super short (only 5ft2 1.57m tall).
Instructions: the pattern is so simple I did not need to use the instruction apart from checking the seam and hem allowances
Fit: I think the trousers have a bit too much ease and they do not look as I expected on me.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Yes, they do look like on the drawing. however, they look much looser than on the model.
Make Again?: Yes. I’ll try them using a woven fabric. But if I will make them again using a knit fabric, I will size down to small as I think they will fit me better. I will also add the bottom cuffs to the next version of these trousers.
For more information about the fabric please check out my post on the Minerva* website here. *
Although for some of the pictures on this post, I tucked my top into the waistband, I will normally wear them with a top hanging on the outside. elasticated waistbands are not very flattering on me so I try to avoid them for the most part.