Duet Trousers Pattern Review

Pattern: Duet Trousers
Designer: Love Notions
Fabrics: Bengaline from Spotlight Stores
Skill level: Confident Beginner
Measurements: Waist 39.5″; Hips 47.5″
Size made: 16 Full Belly Adjusted Pieces
Adjustments: None
Pros: The re release with the full belly adjusted pieces is such a welcome addition.
Cons: Pants are a challenge. Always make a muslin/toile before cutting into your fashion fabric.

The Wrap Up

I’m not sure I’ve ever been so happy with a pair of pants straight off the bat. The toile/muslin I made was so well fitting, I knew that when I cut into my fashion fabric they would be a win.

My biggest piece of advice for making these pants would be to make sure you read the fitting advice included in the pattern. According to my measurements, I should have made a size 20, but I know I would have had to make so many adjustments and likely would have ended up really frustrated. After reading all the advice on fitting however, I knew that I needed to use the Full Belly Adjusted pieces and was able to use the size 16, and got such a great fit.

The other bonus about the duet trousers is that they come with a pants fitting workbook that is great for helping to work out what any creases in your pants may mean. 

As well as the workbook, Love Notions have released a Duet trouser course with this re-release, meaning its easier than ever to get help in getting your perfect fitting trousers.

This will certainly not be my last pair I make, it is so nice to have a pair of slacks that not only look good, they feel good to wear as well.

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