I have a serious need for pants in my wardrobe, but am not quite ready to make another pair for jeans, so instead I made the SVEA Pants.
I made a size 40 according to my measurements using a double knit. The result was baggier looking than I would have liked and I’m sure the drape of the double knit didn’t help with that. Since the 40’s were baggier and longer than I wanted, I’m giving these to my sister. I know the drape of the knit plays a factor here, so I felt I needed to play with things a little.
On my second attempt, I sized down to the children’s size 170 all around but kept the size 40 crotch length. I still ended up shortening at the hem by 2 inches. I’m much more comfortable with how these fit.
What do you think? Did I get closer to the look of the pattern by sizing down?
SVEA Pants from Zierstoff Patterns. Size 40. Shortened by 3 inches at hem.
SVEA Pants from Zierstoff Patterns. Size 170 width & leg length, size 40 crotch length. Shortened by 2 inches at hem.
Fabric: I used a double knit with a subtle houndstooth print from my stash for both pairs of SVEA Pants.
The SVEA Pants took me 2 hours to complete (each).
Total Cost: $10.80(each) Fabric $5 Notions: $1 Pattern $4.80*