May 20, 2008


I am currently working with this Sandra Betzina pants pattern. Long ago I use to make pants with front fly, pleats and side pockets. I loved them and got so use to making them. They fit perfectly and I had made them so many times that the pattern was worn but still usable. I got so use to making them that I hardly used the guide sheet. And this is what I've been longing for another TNT pants pattern.

The one that I have is this one - actually gauchos or mid calf length pants. The crouch fit of this pattern is perfect, but the waistband is a contoured two piece one. To use this pattern I lengthened the mid calf view to make them full length pants and used another waistband that is a one piece one. I'm still longing for the pleated front so I'm trying the Vogue pattern. Problem being is that the pleats AIN'T working with my pouch belly that I would rather not take a picture of. BUTTTTTTT I think I can work with this pattern. The crouch, hip and waist fit is great right out of the envelope with any alterations - and that is great. I think that I will just eliminate the pleat by making the existing dart larger and making a minor adjustment at the waist and this will be a perfect fit. The only other thing is this pattern has a two piece waist band too - so I'll just substitute a one piece band for that and I should be good to go.

Here's a picture of the muslin that I made up tonight - rather than going to bed on time. I'm glad that I took the time to whip them up because when I have a minute later this week the pattern will be ready to go.
Come to think of it - I might even make up a pair of these mid calf length pants as well...can't have enough pants.


  1. Late sewing and blogging? You are my hero.

  2. Make it work girl, make it work! :-)

  3. I agree, you can never have too many pants. Looking forward to your FO.

  4. Faye .- Never enough trousers ........ or skirts or blouses or dresses ...... sewing is wonderful. greetings and a big hug for you. Paco

  5. I hear ya. I'm in need of about 10 or so. lol



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