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|Self Drafted Pattern: 159384-1000 (From taking apart RTW) - Type:Pants |
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|Posted on:||9/8/13 0:52 AM |
|Last Updated:||9/8/13 2:22 AM|
|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Tip: Welt Pockets|
|Fabric:||Linen [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Pants, shorts or capris made into a pattern from taking apart RTW capris. Style has slant front pockets and back welt pockets. Waist is at the waistline, maybe slightly below.
Made from a RTW size 10. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Kind of surprisingly, yes!
Front slant pockets
Single Welt Pocket
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Heck no! There were no instructions since I ripped apart some purchased capris. Over the last year I have gained a few pounds...unfortunately right in the tummy. Drat! Anyway, it was time to do the deed again and rip apart pants that fit in the crotch and mostly everywhere else. I did have to narrow the thigh area via the back leg piece.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I knew going into this project that the legs were still a bit big, so took them in about an inch. I have never made welt pockets, but was determined to figure it out. Also, I wanted to learn to make the front slant pockets with the top of the lining being sewn into the waistband. The welt pockets are also sewn into the waistband and in the end it is a nicely looking inside finish.
Horrible wrinkly 100% linen from my stash. This is a muslin, btw. It would have been a wearable muslin if I hadn't grabbed my insanely sharp scissors rather than my thread clippers to snip off serger threads from the zip facing. The threads were in my way, grabbed the scissors nearby, and snipped a little hole in the fabric right in front next to the crotch seam. Agghhh! I knew then that I could power through the muslin and not worry about it anymore, if you know what I mean.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
From the RTW pattern I made, the only alteration I did was to narrow the thigh and add legs for pants extending from the capri length. The crotch fits wonderfully, and I never have achieved that from purchased patterns. Making your own sloper or block from RTW gives you the power to alter any purchased pattern and make it fit without a lot of grief and frustration. If you have a purchased pattern that fits without fitting woes then you can use that as a sloper or block, and lucky you!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes! Next time I will use a stretch blend cotton and maybe lower the waist a little.
I have made patterns from RTW before, but had never made welt pockets, not even from a pattern. I looked at some directions online and followed them to a certain point, then got lost. So I just did what made sense to me and came up with a tutorial. I see that there are many ways to make welt pockets, and my version may be a little wonky, but it worked and looked just like my RTW. I don't know if I should post this on Tips and Techniques, as there are a few other versions, but here it is on my flickr account if anyone is interested.
Back Welt Pocket Tutorial
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