November 7, 2017

#BLOGLIKECRAZY 2017 - I STILL WANT IT ALL - PART 5...

...regular readers of my blog already know that every now and then I embark on a pants fitting frenzy.  I think the last time I mentioned "pants" in a post was back in July. Though it's been a while,   I still want it all when it comes to pant styles), so it's time to start with fitting efforts again.

Earlier today I posted this question on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter:  Help me out.  What's your favorite pants pattern?  I've received several responses so far:
Samina from Sew Everything Blog highly recommended - Vogue 1411
Clio from Five Muses loves BurdaStyle 9/2010 #115, and suggested that I read her blog post of today because it's all about variations of her favorite pants pattern.
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KS from Dressmaking Debacles added Vogue 9032 that she has made numerous times, and Simplicity 2700
  • I added Vogue 1411 to my collection a while ago but backed off of it because of all the pieces.  After reading Samina's review of the pattern, I will definitely reconsider this pattern.
  • I have played around with Vogue 9032 as a muslin but wasn't quite satisfied because I need to increase the back rise.  Other than that, as I remember, the fit of the muslin was not that bad so maybe I need to revisit that pattern.
  •  I did make Simplicity 2700 way back when it was first released and the fit was pretty good.  On this pattern I wasn't use to working with the contoured waistband so I never made them again.  However, I may just reconsider this pattern as well.
  • I am pretty sure that I have the September 2010 issue of Burda Style so I might just take a look at pattern #115.  I did read Clio's blog post and found that it offered a link to some great information on increasing the back rise that I am going to try out.
 A big thank you to Samina, Clio and KS for their suggestions.  This gives me much food for thought for pants pattern consideration...
  

8 comments:

  1. LOL! I guess I missed that question Ms. Faye, sorry! I may not have been of good use to you anyways because these days, I’m a leggings and Jean girl. Since I left the corporate world two years ago, my wardrobe has become rather casual. Good luck with you pants, I am sure you will do well!

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    1. You make WONDERFUL jeans Myra. Thank you for all the support you have given me.

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  2. I've made V1411 a few times too! I think any of those are worth working on!

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    1. I think 1411 is worth my giving a try too KS. I think all of the patterns suggested are worthy of my consideration. Thank you so much for your input!

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  3. This may be sneaky but it works.
    I go to my fav store Talbot's, White house black market, Saks what ever. I purchase a pair pants that fit (all except the length). I take a picture of the receipt, as I always loose them. I then trace the pants with tissue paper. I don't know why but you can always find ready to wear pants that fit like a glove. Since I am 5'2 I have to chop a lot off. It sounds like a lot of trouble but its nothing like having a pair pants that fit. (if you try this make sure you get a pair with no Lining.)

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    1. This is a great suggestion Denise, and thank you so much for sharing it!

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  4. Thanks for this post! One day I will get to pants. It is good to know the choices recommended to you for the future.

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    1. You are so welcome Vanessa. I've talked about pants fitting so much - I'm glad my readers have not grown tired of it.

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