I looked at all pants patterns I have made so far, all alterations and I concluded that I have to make a new one.
I took measurements once again – as far as I could do this…and I took old – very old book – with instruction how to draft standard trousers pattern.
The title is ‘Konstrukcja i modelowanie odziezy damskiej ciezkiej (Construction (drafting) and modelling women’s wear (heavy))’ – by heavy is meant jackets, coats, etc., by Zbigniew Parafianowicz and Maria Piskorska. It was issued in 1986 for tailor schools. Very much use by me book – well tested . From the pencil notes I could see I was making a pants once – long, long, long ago… based on the instruction from this book.
First chapters are about figure, measure points and how to measure. Then the basic bodice and skirt are described then step by step pants’ contrition. There is as well showed how to finish drafted pattern – how to check if all parts fit nicely – ‘walking the patterns’ as Sandra Betzina would say .
One of the last chapter is about pattern alteration – very important for me! – with good tips and handy remarks.
After the front and back patterns were drafted I traced them on the fabric.
I have marked all construction lines and tomorrow I am going to cut it off and – maybe – sew.