Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vogue 8712 - Marcy Tilton Pants - in Black!

Well, I couldn't help myself. I really wanted to perfect the fit on these pants before I put the pattern tissue away. I folded the excess fullness out of the side back and back pieces and then cut the pattern out of my beloved black ponte. I whipped up this pair in a couple of hours last night, making no other changes. In effect I was cutting a smaller size in back than in front. Many women, as they mature, carry more "fluff" in front and I know sewists who routinely use a smaller size in back. It is a fairly common alteration for many of us.

I love these pants! I like the width, the length, and the overall fit. I like the subtle lantern shaping near the hem. I am sure I will get lots of wear out of this pair, as well as the pair I made on Saturday. I would still like to make view A/B, but not today. :)

This photo has been lightened so you can see the detail a bit better.

I have a slightly weird stance here, but you can see that the back fits much better than my last pair.

Several of you found my blog through the Vogue Patterns Facebook page. Welcome!

I am still waiting for my needle felting machine. I wonder if it's stuck in bad weather. The temps here have been in the 70s, but I am thinking of those of you freezing your patooties off back east. Stay warm and safe!!! Maybe you can get lots of sewing done in the bad weather... :)


  1. These look abfab and I can't wait to get my pattern in the mail! Thanks for hint on the pants pattern adjustment, too. That's pretty smart. I probably won't use it because my fluff goes all the way around, but it's good to have that info.

    I hope I do half as good a job on my pants as you've done on these 2 pair.

    Helen in VT

  2. Those look perfect! Happy perfect pants, Shams!

  3. You achieved a great fit on those pants. They look great! And I'm one of those people that uses a smaller size for pants backs. It works for my body ...no bum, but lots of tum.

  4. Those look great! And you wear them well.

  5. GRrrrrr...... I waited oh so patiently for the Vogues to go on sale at JA's.....visited there this evening & this pattern was OUT!.

    Ah well, it's not like I have nothing else in my pattern/fabric stash to work on....

    I did get the stegosaurus!

  6. This is a really interesting pattern. The fit and style look great on you!

  7. Thanks for the tip on fitting smaller to back than front. Very useful!
    These are GREAT pants, and I can see why you are so pleased. I need some too...

  8. Hi Shams, I just love that pattern and have been hunting high and low and can't get it even ebay or etsy are sold. I know they dont print it anymore, but, is there any chance you're willing to sell the pattern. Thanks

    1. Hi Sonya!

      Sorry, but I still need this pattern in my library. I hope you do find a copy!