Pattern Review – Vogue 2981

This is our very first trouser pattern review!!! I live in trousers – any style really – but have two pattern styles I love and use them over and over again – for both summer and winter. If you like your pants wide legged and relaxed, I think this is one to try.

Here is Alex wearing pants she made up in Tessuti’s 100% Wool Check – the pattern used here is Vogue 2981 from the alice + olivia pant range.

If you notice the alice + olivia pants on shopstyle – they are slightly more fitted at the high-hip and crotch. Alex had wanted a more looser, lower fit on her pants so made them slightly bigger. In order to get your desired fit, make a calico of these before cutting into your fabric. I guarantee that you will use this pattern again and again.

Below is an idea of what these could look like in a summer version.
(courtesy: shopstyle )

PS. Last night I finally watched the latest episode of Project Runway. I really enjoyed it and look forward to next weeks show. Henry Roth used a great phrase on the show, when talking about the all important fit on the crotch of pants – I will now refer to it as ‘crotch watch’ too!!!