Guise Pant by Papercut Patterns

                     I finally managed to post about this make! I made my first pair of trousers! Actually, I did not only make my first pair of them but also I made my first fly zipper and welt pockets! Yay! The pattern that I used is the “Guise pant” by Papercut patterns. It is a versatile pair of pants and they are very comfortable. They have side pockets, fly zipper with a button for closure in the front, back welt pockets and elasticated back waistband.  The difficulty of this pattern is labelled as a “skilled” which means that is for skilled sewers according to the company.
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REQUIREMENTS
                    I used 1.40m of 1.50m wide wool mix suiting fabric in dusty pink (same fabric that I used for Cleo dungaree dress by Tilly and the Buttons, here is the review of that) which I purchased locally. It cost 3€ per meter. Really good deal.
For the pockets I used cotton poplin fabric with colourful polka dots which I already had in my stash.
                    Finally, I bought a regular trouser zipper and 1 bigger button for the front closure and 2 smaller for the welt pockets – I bought them from the local haberdashery.
CONSTRUCTION
                    I made straight size M without any alteration. .silly me! This turned out really big for me! Because of the side front pockets, I couldn’t take the side seams in afterwards. Be aware of the size choice! I suggest you go for the finished measurement size chart!
My first fly zipper! I’m feeling so proud of that!
The finished garment (I haven’t hem it yet..shhh!)

Unfortunately, I had the same issue that I had with my #littlereddressproject. I had already cut my fabric pieces while in the meantime I lost some extra weight. That way, the pants turned out bigger than I was expecting! I’m really happy that slowly – slowly I get back to my previous measurements  (my pre – pregnancy size)! However, I cannot wear the pants because they are at least 1 – 2 sizes up.

Flashing the lining fabric of the pocket
Right finished welt pocket
                  The instructions were very clear. The only phase that I struggled with was while I was making the welt pockets. I must had read it at least 10 times before I got it! Ha ha! Well, as I mentioned before these were my first welt pockets! So I’m so proud of them!
                    I chose to slip stitch the welt pockets onto the pants from the inside just to secure them in place. As far as the fly zipper is concerned, I was very afraid of that but thankfully I didn’t have any problems.
Finished fly zipper, waistband and front buttonhole

The only thing I didn’t like in the instructions was that when I had already cut my pattern pieces, I put my leftover fabric (which I didn’t need anymore) aside and then the pattern asks to cut another piece of fabric. I found this a bit annoying.  I prefer cutting all the pattern pieces at the beginning. The truth is that at first I didn’t read all the instructions through the end;  just the first steps. If I had read them, I could avoid this.

Back view of the pants
FINAL THOUGHTS
                  I’m happy with the final result! It is a beautiful garment. I learned a lot along with this pattern and it is a totally recommendation. It is “perfect fit’ forgiving pants because of the back elasticated waistband. As I noticed before, it is bigger than I intended to. That way, this pants may be a gift for a friend of mine – if it fits her well! (That’s why I haven’t hem it yet..shhhh!!). In case, it isn’t her size I’m gonna keep it for a future use (future pregnancy 😉)! In the meanwhile, I plan to make another one for me (this time in my actual size!)!

SUMMARY
Sewing pattern: Guise pant by Papercut patterns
Size: M
Fabric: Wool mix suiting fabric in dusty pink
Notions: 1 trouser zipper, 1 (2cm) button for the front closure, 2 (1,5cm) buttons for the welt pockets
Alterations: I only stitched the welt pockets onto the inside fabric of the pants
Total cost: ~7,50 euros

Until next time,
Happy Sewing!!
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