Is there such a thing as having too many plaid trousers in your life? I hope not because I’ve just completed my third pair and I’m still very much in love with all things plaid. I doubt I ever tire of that brown and turquoise combination, it’s really original! Matching those cute squares of fabric can be hard work but this is really worth it in the end.
I used Vogue V8940 and I didn’t have the same issues as last time. I chose size 36 grading out to 34 for the legs and taking off half an inch from the centre back to make my bum look perky 🙂 That worked well, I even think I could get away with size 34 throughout with a slightly stretchy fabric.
I shortened the waistband facing this time to level with the waistband seams. I then used binding to cover the raw edges before sewing the facing by hand onto the waistband seams. This is probably slightly unorthodox but this method worked better for me this time. The only downside of these trousers is I should have put a piece of interfacing to the waistband facing to make it stiffer. This aside, they look quite fun but I will probably give plaids a rest for the next project!