May 20, 2008
CAN'T HAVE ENOUGH PANTS
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.
at May 20, 2008
...last night while sitting under the hair dryer conditioning my hair (I would have much rather been sewing ya'll) I entertained myself ...
...Sewing information and tutorials that recently caught my eye: An interesting conversation about choosing the correct pattern size, from...