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To be honest, I’ve been avoiding this post for weeks, and I would just not post at all except I promised I would. So here goes.
I had thought making a pair of looser fitting pants would be easier. However, as it turns out, it made it more difficult to identify fit issues. I think these pants could really cute, but I think I need to learn more about fitting my body before coming back to this pattern. In my TWO muslins, there was a tightness in my inner thighs, so I added more there. I thought I had fixed it, but in my real fabric it is way to baggy saggy now, even after I took the seams back in.
Combine the fitting problems with my unfortunately fabric pairing, the result is the equivalent of medical “scrubs”, or pajama pants. It’s far too stiff, even after a couple of washes. A looser pant needs good draping to be flattering.
The construction of the pants themselves were incredibly simple. I could see myself banging one out in just a few short hours once I have the fit right.
I’ve already gotten over the disappointment of these pants. This is supposed to be a learning experience and every failure is a step closer to mastery. My goal for March is to have at least my first round of muslin tweaking for Sandra Betzina’s Craftsy Pants Fitting course (affiliate link) completed. That and I am joining in the Ziggi Jacket sew-along. It’s looking to be a good month!
Also, this photo? It sums up my life right now – legos, diapers, and a pendant broken off my necklace by a certain mischievous little monkey.