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Pant Project Round 1


I choose to always be a student of what I love

That's a quote from Adriene Mishler from Yoga with Adriene.  Not sure if that's original with Adriene, but I love, love her yoga on YouTube and I love that quote.  

Well...this is a journey.  Of making my own pants.  I do have two pair of wearable pants to show for recent effort.  Mostly for wearing around the house I think.

First, Burda 5/2013 117A  I made up in a very soft cotton pin wale corduroy.   I've made this up twice before in linen.  I think the corduroy is just not the right fabric.  But soft and comfy.  Not bad.



Then I made up another Style Arc Barb Pant in Ponte Rome.  Hmm.  Not the fit/look I was aiming for and the ponte stretches out.  But again, they're soft and comfy and will get some wear on stay-at-home days. 


No pride, right? I think the flat bum needs to be addressed horizontally through the hip instead of shaving the upper inner back leg.  I plan to give that a try with this pattern in a stretch woven. You know, finding the right fabric is key I think.  
No pride, right?  ...those drag line; yikes.  But I pay good $ for ready made just like!

With top down, not too bad.  Still...

So, I've got  Vogue 2948 ready to muslin and vague plans for  Vogue 1411 v I (Both by Sandra Betzina and both OOP I'm afraid)  Then there is the Jailie pattern...

I also have sewed up some quick knits.   I've discovered something. The Art Teacher look is not for me.  Sigh--the time.  The fabric.  But it's about the learning, right?   

Onward ho

Comments

Coco said…
The pants journey - what a challenge! In line with your comment on the flat bum business, I found that a horizontal fish eye dart really helped my fit, and I used it on two pairs of trousers, one a Vogue and one from the Merchant & Mills strides (and did a post or two on the subject, with links to helpful sites). I don't bother on elastic waist pants because I wear them with an untucked top, as you did.

Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to your next pants!

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