Sunday, November 26, 2006

Still plugging away on pants

Aren't these horrible pics? There's something about those wide-legged pants that just strikes me as odd on her. I really appreciate that Simplicity is actually using a model with some meat on her bones, but at least one of these views should show her with a top worn untucked, don't you think? Yes, I'm glad to see the waistline details but there's only two variations so we don't need five photos of tucked in tops. Whatever, and I'm probably being too critical. Apparently it didn't stop me from buying it or from making it my next project. ;-)

Yesterday I used my new altered pattern to adjust this one and was quite pleased with how few adjustments I needed to match things up between the two, and pleased again with how easy those adjustments were. A quick tissue fit told me I was on track and another quick fit of the pin-basted pants in real fabric was still good. So, I'm optimistic that maybe, just maybe, I've found a solution I can apply to any pattern. I'm hoping to finish sewing these today.


  1. Debbie - I'm with you. I don't think those photos are flattering her much. It almost seems as if the pants are a tad too tight. I'm enjoying watching your foray into pants fitting. You encouraged me (unbeknownst to you) to learn how to do an FBA, next I will follow you and learn how to make my own pants! Bravo to you.

    Claire (aka rosephreak)

  2. I love the looks of those pants, I can't wait to see how they turn out for you

  3. Wow! I've got a lot of catching up to do with your blog. I just skimmed everything I've missed since 11/13 and it looks like interesting reading! Can't wait to read more about Sponge Bob.

  4. Debbie, you are one of my fitting heroes. I need to take patience lessons from you...


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