Fashion details repeat themselves over the decades, including the culottes model. Wedding in the 70s, the fusion of trousers and skirt is more popular than ever. The slightly recessed waistband and a side seam tear underline the figure-hugging trouser area and then fall in a bell shape from the hips to the hem. Theresa offers two leg lengths, with the hem ending at calf level and the shorter version just below the knee. With the help of the lines drawn, the knee-length trouser skirt can also be created quickly.
Inside leg length = 83 – 85 cm
In these instructions, Theresa was sewn from a soft, draping viscose woven fabric.
We recommend a flowing fabric, such as a viscose/polyester blend , a wool georgette or Tencel.
Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric, lining fabric and interlining. Lay the fabric right side up. Place the selvedges parallel to the middle so that you can place the waistband at the front and back in the fold. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the clips from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk and mark the ends of the darts. Clip the seam allowance in the fabric fold because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins. It is best to roughly cut all outer fabric parts that will be completely covered with inserts first. After you have fixed the insert, cut it out exactly. There is also a video about gluing and fixing cut parts here.
What you need from fabric:
- 2x front trousers opposite
- 2x rear pants opposite
- 2x pocket bags in opposite directions
- 1x belt loops
also with insert:
- 2x pocket receipts in opposite directions
- 2x waistband in front of the break
- 2x waistband at the back in the break
also with form band:
- 1x inner waistband at the front
- 1x inner waistband at the back
You need lining material:
- 2x pocket bags - inside opposite
To sew these trousers you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the cut edges.
If you use a seam zipper, you will also need the right sewing foot for your sewing machine. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specifically marked are 1cm wide!
Have fun sewing!
Here you can see a detailed photo of the flat-stitched seam on the pocket opening.
Finish the hems of the trouser legs individually and...
... iron them according to the cut.
Before the seam ripper can be sewn in, reinforce the areas on the front and back of the pants on the left side of your body with an extra insert.
Finish the seam allowances of all side seams individually.
is only closed up to the snap.
You can now fold the pre-ironed hem up and secure it with a seam all around.
Here you can see a detailed view of the ironed belt loop.
Here you can see a detailed view of the quilted belt loop.
The tape is from Vlieseline
Here you can see a detailed view of the flat-stitched inner waistband.
Here you can see a detailed view of the flat ironed waistband.
There are several variations of a zipper foot. This is one of them.
The seam ripper is then inserted into the side seam on the front and back up to the top edge of the waistband. Note the 1.5cm seam allowance.
Here you can see a detailed view of a closed seam zipper.
The waistband is placed on top of each other, right sides together, and the inner waistband is sewn to the seam allowances of the zipper.
Now close the top edge of the waistband completely.
You can also secure the zipper ends at the seam allowances on the side seam.
Now you stitch the waistband all the way around the width of a quilting foot and thus attach the inner waistband. You can also secure the belt loops on the pants with a seam.
The belt loops are folded over 1cm and secured to the outer waistband.
Your THERESA is ready !
If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.