I made them for real this time!!! Yeah!!!! I was so tired of making muslins… So I’m moderately happy with how these turned out. Here are the pics.
Overall, the front view is good, the side view has extended calf drag lines and the back has a few wrinkles. Pants can be so tricky! This fabric is stretch gabardine from Needle Nook Fabrics, and they look nicer than I thought they would. In fact, I made these first because I figured if I didn’t like how they looked, I’d have time to swap them out with something else, but I really like them! I’m willing to live with a few drag lines. Although I might try scooping the butt just a tiny bit more…if I feel like it. For alterations, I included all the ones I muslined, plus I let out the back seams from just above the knee for a little additional calf width and I also scooped the front crotch a bit to get rid of some extra fabric. These pants aren’t hard to sew. My other pant fabric is a bengeline that I found for $5 yard on the Joann’s red tag clearance row. I’ve never sewn with it before, and figured for that price, it was worth a try. I was debating trying this pattern again, or switching to either the Style Arc Freebie (maybe the Barb??) or the Simplicity one by Mimi G – #1283.
I think I’m going to continue on with the pants journey…I need more in my wardrobe, and really, if I leave the pockets off, they sew up relatively quickly.
I’m going to go hunt down pattern reviews and see if anyone has made that Mimi G yet.
Before I go…here’s my wardrobe update….I swapped out the Burda top with the New Look that I meant to include, but forgot about. I’ll probably add 3/4 length sleeves to it. I don’t really want a lot of tanks in my wardrobe. I’m even currently debating about the Mccalls tank that I’ve included. I do only have a yard of the fabric though, so whatever I do, that will be the limitation.