Well, I am still busy with my – so far – last pants muslin. One of the stretch jeans muslin I have finished and wearing them – mostly at home. The last one is from cotton and I will make ii as wearable muslin as well.
This whole pants soap really exhausted me and took energy away. I was planning to make a jacket for my DH in May – no way. I am too addicted to the fitting.
As I wrote before I have follow the Craftsy class Pant Fitting Techniques online course by Sandra Betzina. I was not so glad with it. I did not learn a lot. I learned actually nothing new at all. I think I have learned more from the books I have. So it was nice surprise when I got my mony back from Craftsy. I can spend them on other class 🙂
In the end I have bought the book – following advice of a lot of bloggers 🙂 (what a great community – thanks a lot!) – Pants for Real People: Fit and Sew for Any Body – by Marta Alto, Pati Palmer. This is the book! Actually I expected the Craftsy course to be as this book – showing each amendments on a model.
This book is a must in every sewing library! It shows in a very structure way how to achieve a proper fitting trousers.
First chapters are showing more general approach – step by step, clearly with very handy tips. Then next chapters show fitting on real people. Each fitting issue is in picture and each adjustment is explained and then there is a picture after. Wonderful, helpful, handy. It is making fitting own pants much easier. It helps to understand the whole process. The authors are as well honest in telling that it is a long process but you will reach the end goal! I am very glad I have bought this book – the only think I am sorry about is that I have bought electronic version. I think I will still buy regular one.
Following the advise from this book I will have to sew 5 pants within a week to exercise fitting. Well, I have enough fabric in my stash for this! Another good project for 2013 Style The Stash Sew A Long 🙂