2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

December 7, 2009

HERE WE GO AGAIN...

I was torn as to whether grade this pattern down a size and make an entirely new muslin; OR do as Lynelle suggest and just take the existing muslin in 3/4" in all seams. I opted to do the latter, and increased all seams by 3/4". The pants fit/feel so much better. Not too loose, too tight.


(Yes, I'm talking on the phone. Everytime I try to fit something the phone always rings.)




I took David Coffin's pants book to read at break today. There is so much valuable construction information in his book especially on front fly zippers and pockets. And I am so glad the book came with a DVD.

Now I need to decide on the fabric to use for my first project for the Month of Pants, because I'm cutting them out tonight.

14 comments:

  1. They look nice. I would be happy if I had a pants pattern that fit as well as they do.

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  2. I laughed like a mad woman when I saw that picture of you on the phone. I thought I was the only person who did 23 things at one time!

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  3. This pair does look better. I can't wait to see the first pair!

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  4. I see you got your pictures fixed.

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  5. They are looking good. I give you a lot of credit! It is a lot of work, but looks like you have a winner.

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  6. The fit looks great. How many pairs of pants are you going to try to make in December? You are putting the rest of us to shame!

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  7. They look much better than the last one!

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  8. Don't you like when a plan comes together? Much better!

    I've decided to control my phone instead of having it control me every time it rings. I give my attention to what I'm doing if I'm busy like teaching a class, doing homework with my kids and driving. And it never fails if I have to go to the restroom or have my toothbrush in my mouth it always rings :) It's hard to do but I am now in control!

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  9. That muslin is really looking great!

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  10. Hello Faye! I've just newly arrived to your blog and had a look around. I think your pants will look great. It's always good to do a muslin...only I'm sometimes too lazy :)

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I really appreciated your input. Also, I saw a little picture of your Chanel jacket on the sidebar, but wasn't able to click on it or find the related post. Would love to have a closer look at it. It looks, well, so Chanel...

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  11. Nice! I'm going to have to checkout that pants book, too! (Glad you got the Vogue pattern, too! Can't wait to see what you come up with. )

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  12. great look Faye!! By the way, you're a great "multitasker"...hehe..

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  13. I think you made the right chose - that is a good fit. Can't wait to see what you choose for the fabric.

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  14. I would be happy if I had a pants pattern that fit as well as they do.

    Work from home India

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