So I am on the 6th pants muslin now… I think at least – I am lost at this moment.
After the last 4th muslin I decided to draft basic pattern myself.
I took the book ‘Metric pattern cutting for women’s wear’ by Winifred Aldrich
I have made basic bodies and skirt following the instructions here and I was very glad with the results. It gives basic information, straight forward with additional flat pattern alterations.
I have make the pattern and then made separate front and back pieces. After adding the seam allowances I used one of the muslin to try this pattern.
Well… this time I was not so happy. OK, this fabric is stretch but still I had the same issues with the crotch – horizontal wrinkles.
I almost bought another book – I have got a tip from Sarah Liz – ‘Pants for Real People: Fit and Sew for Any Body’ by Marta Alto, Pati Palmer.
But then I remembered the post by Mary Beth about her issues with pants fitting. I looked for this post and I seen her remark about amount of fabric. She as well gave me an advice: ‘In adjusting for this problem, Beata, it is good to think of it as “too much fabric” in the crotch area. Good luck with your adjustments and may your grain lines always remain straight! (that’s new saying from The Stitchery LOL)’.
So before spending some money on another book (which probably I will still buy ) I started to remove amount of fabric in front and back keeping in mind ‘straight grain lines’.
I think I have done it 3 times so far. The front looks ok. I still have small issue which I will try to fix tomorrow. I was not taking photos as I could hardly moved having on pants full of pins.
Let’s see tomorrow – next approach.
By the way… for the Me-Made-May 2013 day 5th May I wear only earring made by me. I was constantly measuring my pants. But I am going to sleep in the pyjama I have made – yes!
Till tomorrow then oops … it is already tomorrow…