The month of October we’re celebrating Pants Month. We’ll have tips and tricks for making pants of your own. As well as reviews from all the editors of Sew News on their favorite pant patterns. Next is Jill with her review of Butterick 5893, sewn up in a gorgeous velvet fabric.
Fabric: Purple velvet
Adjustments: Shortened crotch length and cropped the pant length.
Mini Review: I love sewing elastic waist pants. They come together super fast. One adjustment I always need to make on pants is to shorten the crotch length. It’s an easy adjustment to make. I liked this particular pattern for the scoop pockets and wide leg. The featured fabric is polyester velvet, which is washable and not nearly as fussy or as expensive as silk velvet. Elastic waist pants can be made up in just about any fabric, taking your wardrobe from casual to fancy in just a few seams.
Plus, learning about fit with these easy-to-make pants is a great introduction to making pants. Lastly, I haven’t sewn with velvet in a long time. I used the BurdaStyle e-book, Crushing on Velvet. It’s packed with all kinds of tips for sewing with this sometime tricky fabric. As a result, they look and wear perfectly.