2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

July 6, 2016

IMPERFECTLY PERFECT...

...it's been a while, but I'm currently working on pants again.  The project is an UFO that I started and cut out last summer.  I'm working on refining my TNT pants pattern AND also on developing a pants block that will hopefully assist me in using other pants patterns of my choice. (does that make sense?)  The current pair was meant to be a wearable muslin, so I have new pants.

I used Burda 7062 which are close fitting, has waist facings and side zipper (moved the zipper to the back seam.)
My pants after a couple hours wear.  I'm calling them Imperfectly perfect.  I really like the fit and plan to make them again raising the crouch curve just a little next time.  There are two additional UFO's living in my sewing room.  How many reside in yours????


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20 comments:

  1. It seems like you have quite a nice fit! Great job!

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  2. Trying a new pattern. Thank you Tomasa.

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  3. Nice looking pants. The fit looks just about perfect.

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    1. I wore them all day Kathy that is shy they were so wrinkled in the front. Think I'll try a different fabric next time.

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  4. The fit looks pretty perfect to me! I have about six UFOs lying around. I just pulled out a red dress that I started working on two years ago and cast aside because I didn't really like the fit on me. Pulled it out two nights ago and decided to finish it for a party on Saturday.

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    1. Michele hope that red dress turned out perfectly and that you get around to your other UFO'S really soon!

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  5. BurdaStyle pants patterns are my favorites and the less likely to need adjustments (at least for my for my body type).

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    1. Yes, Tany Paco had told me before that BurdaStyle yields a good fit. I have several more Burda pants patterns that I am planning on trying as well. Your pants always fit so awfully well.

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  6. I am making a pair of pants at the moment in linen which stretches out quite a lot. Even though this is my tnt pants and fits really quite well, when I sewed up the crotch I had, what I generally have even though I straighten out the crotch in the pattern, is that v shape at the inseam. So when you sew it up and straighten out the crotch the front crotch gets longer, again! In the back I need a little extra anyway so it's not a problem in back. What did I do with these is that I sat in that I basted the waistband on and sat until they stretched. Then I took off the band, lowered the front the amount I needed(I pinned out a cf dart) and transferred it to the waist. I measured the seam line before I cut off the extra and after and then deepened the front darts the difference. Of course this doesn't work all that well if you've got pockets. But, you can make the dart at cf and take it off your pattern for the next time.
    I think that there is something going on at the knee level too.
    Regardless they are certainly wearable. I can't tell you how long it has taken me to get a great fit!
    For the crotch you might try putting them on inside out and pin the crotch so that it follows your crotch better.

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    1. Thanks for this advice Nancy. I will do as you suggested to see if I can get a better fit.

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  7. It's nice to end up with a fit that you like. I am also trying to get slopers made up. You would think after all this time that would be something I have but no ;)
    It was so nice to finally "meet" you yesterday on Andrea's test meeting. Lucky for us you were on your computer lol. it was fun.

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    1. Ann when I was seeing you on scope I thought it was you but was not sure. Yes, it was so nice meeting you yesterday. I'll be seeing you on Saturday as well!

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  8. Good looking fit. I'm working on a TNT pants pattern for my daughter, it seems to be a time consuming project. Can't wait to see all your new pants!

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    1. Bonnie I know just how tedious pants fitting can be, that is why it has taken me so long to get to finishing up this pair. Good luck with your daughter's pants.

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  9. It sure does make sense. I've got the pants sloper that has been working well on pants and shorts, now I really need to get the bodice block fit. I have no idea how tops are going to fit when I'm starting out.

    Can a quilt still be a WIP vs a UFO even if you haven't pieced anything in a year?d I think it CAN!

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    1. Barbara how wonderful it must be to have that pants fitting sloper/block (which ever it is called). I am determined to get one worked up for myself.
      I definitely think that a quilt would be a WIP. Please let us see if when you are done!

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  10. Your pants look great.

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    1. Thank you Irene. Studio Irene!, love, love, love the name of your blog.

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  11. Everything's wrinkled after a couple of hours. But the fit looks great! I like that you moved the zipper to the back; I do that with all of my skirts.

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    1. Thank you so much Marjie!

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