How do the Birchgrove Pants compare?
After the launch of our new Birchgrove Pants, we got lots of questions about how all our elastic-waist pants compare.
Below, we've put together some side-by-side pictures comparing each of our 4 elastic-waist pants:
- The tapered Birchgrove Pants
- The drapey, diagonal seam Willandra Pants
- The side-pocket Sculthorpe Pants
- And the straight/wide-leg Glebe Pants
Above left-to-right, I'm wearing Birchgrove, Willandra, Sculthorpe and Glebe Pants.
How does the rise compare?
Our Willandra Pants and our Sculthorpe Pants are both high-waisted pants, and are designed to sit a couple of inches above your belly-button. The rise of the Birchgrove Pants is similar to our Willandra and Sculthorpe Pants, but there's additional room in the Birchgrove through the undercarriage (extra bum and tum room).
Our Glebe Pants have an extra-long crotch curve which makes them our extra-high-waisted pants, and it is very unlikely that you would need to make these any higher. In fact, all the extra rise in the Glebe makes them super comfie, but Leila rates the Birchgrove as a close 2nd for comfort!
Above left-to-right, Leila wears Birchgrove, Willandra, Sculthorpe and Glebe Pants.
About the Birchgrove Pants
Our Birchgrove Pants are our most tapered pants yet, and they also have the closest fit of our elastic-waist pants. If you've sized down on our previous pants patterns to change the intended fit, we do not recommend doing that with the Birchgrove.
When you have a large hip measurement, it's important to get the shape of the taper right while maintaining pleasing proportions. Remember when choosing your size, that your finished waist measurement needs to be at least 1" larger than your hip measurement- generally this means it is not necessary or advisable to grade between sizes at your waist and hip.
Above left-to-right, Leila wears Sculthorpe, Birchgrove and Willandra Pants
How are the leg shapes different?
Our Willandra Pants are designed for fabrics with great drape- think tencel, rayon, crepe, etc. Because of the drape, and the diagonal side-seam, the Willandra look quite tapered from the front, but you can see from the side and back views that they're a lot less tapered than the Birchgrove Pants.
Above left-to-right, I'm wearing Birchgrove, Willandra, Sculthorpe and Glebe Pants
What are your fabric choices?
While our will Sculthorpe Pants work well in heavier fabrics like corduroy, cotton canvas and even denim, the Birchgrove Pants will work best in medium-weight fabrics (linen, cotton, or even light-weight denims).
We've seen great Glebe Pants in all kinds of fabrics, from denim and corduroy to rayon- keep in mind the shape of the pattern and how your particular fabric will drape (or not drape). You can also checkout the hashtags, #GlebePants #SculthorpePants and #WillandraPants to see what others have made.