It’s All About The Pants Part 2June 13, 2017 / byRhonda Buss / Categories : Feeds
I apologize for not getting back to the post yesterday, so sadly I am a day behind. But, we'll catch up :)
Before I begin the Islander Patterns Easy V Express Top sew along, I wanted to do the follow up post to the pant fitting retreat. As I told you in the previous post, I made 2 pair of pants and a pair of shorts. Although the same pattern was used for each pair, there were slight changes made.
I used a wool crepe for my first pair. If you have worked with wool crepe, you know that it has a looser weave than other wools, so it can grow a bit. The side seams were taken in to get a closer fit, but all in all I was happy with the outcome. Just a note, I have not hemmed my pants, and I also need to add the hook closure to the waistband.
There's just a slight caving in at the back of my leg in this picture, I'm not sure if it's the pant, or how I'm standing. I have a feeling that it's how I'm standing.
I had intended to use a fun piece of silk, but I was just a little short, so I used it as my pocket lining, just to add a fun touch. In the wool crepe pants, I used the wool crepe as my pocket lining. I really prefer using a lining fabric for the pocket lining as I feel that it makes pants and skirts alike fall a little nicer over the body.
For my final pair, I made walking shorts. These were made from a denim with 3% lycra.
I decided to have some fun with them and do lots of topstitching.
Due to the fact that the fabric has the added lycra, I had to take the side seams in a little more from my original alterations to the pattern. By doing this, it made the pocket opening just a little smaller. So I have made a note of this and if I make another pair with lycra, I will know to alter the side seam prior to adding the pockets.
And I used a red zipper. Why not? :)
The back. There's just one more detail that I would like to add and that's back pockets. As you can see below, the center back seam is a flat felled seam. The crotch seam is also a flat felled seam. By doing this, I sacrifice a little fit in the crotch, but I love flat felled seams, so oh well :)
Since I wanted more of a walking short, I widened the leg a little on the outside and inside leg, and then added a cuff.
The back. Although I sacrificed a little of the fit with the flat felled seams, I'm really happy with how they turned out.
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