November 8, 2017

#BLOGLIKECRAZY 8 - I WANT IT ALL (PANTS FITTING)...

...yesterday I received 3 really great responses to my Instagram question; What is your favorite pants pattern?  The patterns suggested were:
  • Vogue 1411
  • BurdaStyle 9/2010 #115,
  • Vogue 9032 and 
  • Simplicity 2700 
all great suggestions that I plan to give a try.  I decided Vogue 9032 would a good starting point since I'd made a muslin of it back in July.

This muslin had been folded and stored since that time and I actually had to press it before trying it on today.

 I am not totally dissatisfied with the overall fit of this muslin.  I can't remember why I side stepped this one back in July except for the fact that my water weight fluctuates back and forth and affects fit. I've had them on for about an hour now, sitting, standing and bending.  I want to really get a feel for them before I cut my fabric (I don't play with my fabric (lol).  However, I do know that my fabric will act/fit differently than this muslin and actually dictate the final project - I think I'm on the right track with these.


There are adjustments that need to be made:
1.  Bagginess in the pocket area that I don't understand, but have pinned out in this picture.  I will need to make an adjustment in the front pattern piece and the pocket facing to eliminate this problem.
2.  I cut the side back and back to inserted an extra strip of fabric to make the necessary adjustment needed to increase the back rise.

Tomorrow I'll work on transferring these changes to my actual pattern pieces, and decide on fabric to use for the project...


14 comments:

  1. Your tenacious spirit will assist you in completing those pants Faye! I just know it! Looks to me like you were almost there and ready for the completed look. Good luck to you!

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    1. Thank you for hanging in there with me Myra!

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  2. Sometimes when we are working on a muslin, after making 2-3 is better to walk away for a while because a few months later we asked ourselves what was I thinking. This muslin is just fine with minor tweaking. Asked me how I know.

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    1. I know you understand Alethia. It think this is exactly what happened this time, plus I'm not carrying around as much water weight as I did in the summer.

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  3. You're on the right track! I want to make this pattern as well so I'll be following along!

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    1. You don't know how good it makes me feel to hear you say "I'm on the right track". And thanks for watching this process. If this works out I will be making at least one or two more pair.

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  4. Yay! I love pockets in my pants, but these slash pockets just never act quite right for people who aren't straight up and down. I'll be curious how your tuck worked.

    So excited!!

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    1. I am definitely a slash pocket lover too KS. I feel I'm missing something without them and where am I going to store my Kleenex without them? Thanks again for your suggestion of this pattern, it got me to thinking that I should definitely give it another consideration; plus I've read all you posts about them.

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  5. A friend was here last night with his new girlfriend, and when she ever figured out that I sew, she was all about talking to me about her new sewing machine and wanting to make pants. So I might have to take some of your followers' suggestions for pants patterns, because I think she's about to invite herself to a sew-a-thon at my house. And I know less than nothing about pants. I like your muslin; the fit looks pretty flattering to me.

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    1. I really hesitated putting these pictures up Marjie. Of course my body is not at all symmetrical I really think I have a high left hip and that throws my slash pocket off on the right side (my low hip side). But I LOVE slash pockets although I rarely put my hands in them but I do depend on them for storage during the day. Plus I have plenty in the back, but really no side hips so that's another adjustment I have to make.

      Kathy Ruddy one of Craftsy's instructors says that pant's are so challenging to fit because the go on you, around you and through you. I totally agree with her.

      I hope you and your new friend have a wonderful time sewing together, and that I say something in these pants fitting posts that benefit you!

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  6. They look really good on you Ms. Faye! And I don't play with my final fabric either, so I totally understand when you say that!

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    1. Yes Vanessa, I have a stash but it's not as big as I'd like for it to be. I don't have any room for waste.

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