The second thing on my man’s wardrobe list was a pair of breeches. Again, they were 90% finished back in February, but have been waiting on the last few buttonholes for completion.
I used the Laughing Moon Mercantile Pattern #127, and mostly followed the instructions as closely as I could.
Although the photos say that the breeches are finished, there’s actually a very little more to do – he will need a few buttonholes on the leg openings just to hold them closed. When they’re in his boots, you can’t see it, but better to have a finished piece. There may also be buttons attached at the top of the waistband for a pair of suspenders. If we can get the suspenders working…
I know that they aren’t perfect, and I know there’s a couple of fitting issues, but I am so very happy with them for my first attempt at tailoring something, and my first attempt at anything complicated. I have been told that the breeches are the most complicated I could make, and I’ve started with them. The rest must go well 😉