Thurlow Sew-Along: My Completed Thurlows!

12 Nov

Also known as “The Brown Old Man Pants I’ve Been Pining Over For The Past 10 Years” – here they are! The end result of the Thurlow Sew-Along 🙂

I probably could have done a better job of getting those creases down the front leg centered better, but… nope. Idgaf right now.

Shit, I forgot to tell you guys that I cut my hair!

Well… I did. I should have whipped out my measuring tape & gotten a proper inch length, but we ended up cutting off something in the realm of 8″. 8″! That’s like a perfect… Jimmy John’s sub.

Anyway, I’m pretty thrilled with how these fit. Just the way I like it!

A good rear-view is always important.

Bonus: They go perfectly with my Mustard sweater! Like a match made in Heaven or some shit.

For those of you who sewed along and have pants or almost-pants – link share, please! We all want to see (but especially me, because I am nosy as hell).

For those of you who hate pants and sew-alongs (and fun, I guess) – sorry for not being sorry! I’m back to regularly not-scheduled posting this week, though 🙂

For those of you lurking on the sidelines – just do it! Take the plunge!
Muslin Fitting
Choosing a Fabric
Adjusting the Back Pockets
Sewing the Front Pockets
Welt Pockets
Sewing the Fly Zipper
Attaching the Waistband
Belt Loops and Finishing

See? Even Amelia approves.




71 Responses to “Thurlow Sew-Along: My Completed Thurlows!”

  1. SeamstressErin November 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Love the pants, and the cardigan, and the hair, and everything about it!
    Wanted to say thanks for hosting the sew-along. Inspired me to make my own shorts (that I’m friggin in love with and already making another pair and planning the pants).
    Finally got my own post up here:
    Thanks again! Hearts -e

    • LLADYBIRD November 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

      OOH! Yay, this makes me so happy! 😀

  2. Jen December 24, 2012 at 3:08 am #

    Thanks for this sewalong Lauren, I just finished my first pair of shorts and I’m so happy with how they turned out! needed your help a couple of times since the instructions weren’t quite enough info for me and they turned out great. Next up is some denim shorts (its summer here).

  3. Jenny February 9, 2016 at 4:37 am #

    I really can’t thank you enough for this sewalong! As of yesterday evening I’m the proud owner of a pair of Thurlows in soft shell for cross-country skiing and if it wasn’t for you I think I’d still be swearing at the pockets. All I need now is some snow…


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