I have been a very quiet blogger lately, but it has been a bad winter and I am just getting over a very bad bout of flu which ended up as Strep Throat. I still have a bit of a cough and my energy levels are non-existent, but I am getting a bit better everyday.
So a lot of sitting and planning sewing has happened and very little actual sewing. I did get a little inspired by the Pattern Review Sewing Bee and thought I might enter, but my energy levels did not match my enthusiasm so I didn't get my entry finished in time, but it has inspired me to make some capris.
So far I have a muslin made from the Ottobre pattern 02-2011-10.
The muslin fabric is similar in stretch to the fabric I want to use and is a little lighter in weight, and is one of those... what was I thinking fabrics! So, you know about perfect for a muslin!
I took so long to make these as I really am not a fan of making pants and I have never found a fly tutorial that is really simple to understand... until now! I used the instructions found in the Palmer Pletsch "Pants for Real People" book. I will follow the instructions again when I make my real pair and I think it will be my go-to fly instructions now.
|What do you think of the leg length? Should I make the next pair a little shorter?|
The boo-boo I made on these pants was to trim off the underlap in line with the edge of the fly... so I did not have enough overlap to sew a button/buttonhole to the waistband... duh! I obviously don't do flys/waistbands often enough! I have just sewn a hook and eye to hold the waistband together. It has been noted in my pattern now, so hopefully I won't do that again next time.
I am very happy with the fit of these pants. I thought I might need to add some fabric to the inside leg front as they felt a little tight when I first put them on, but on wearing them the fabric has relaxed enough that I don't think that it is an issue.
Ciao kittens... hopefully back to regular blogging now...