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|Self Drafted Pattern: 281988-1006 (Exceptional Eggplant Pants) - Type:Pants |
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|Posted on:||2/17/13 11:34 PM |
|Last Updated:||2/17/13 11:38 PM|
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Simple, no darts, front zip trousers.|
Pattern Sizing: 37" hip
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! I copied a pair of RTW pants from my closet.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Didn't need any but did use Sherry over at PatternScissorsCloth's Facing an Invisible Zipper tutorial (again, for the umteenth time. . .) which provides excellent results. Go visit, she's ultra-fab.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Only 4 pieces and they fit like a dream! And they're a little stretchy, which is good because a) I eat a lot and b) I'm very bendy.
Fabric Used: Mystery poly suitweight woven found at the ASG Summer Stash Sale for a dollar! It's a beautiful dark burgundy/eggplant. I couldn't find any kind of zipper to match at the Beverly's around the corner from my house and refused to drive clear across town to Joann's to see if they maybe (operative word being "maybe") had one, so settled for a 22" invisible burgundy one, from Beverly's. I cut it down and no one's ever going to see it anyway. I finished the facing salvages with Hug Snug left-over from my Elegant Escape dress (have you made yours yet?!). I love Hug Snug so much I bought the attachment for my machine to sew it on with.
I used invisible thread for the blind hem stitch. Works fabulously, you should try it!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I picked apart and traced off a pair of RTW pants in my closet that fit very well. Front, back and facings. That's it. They do not have any fitting darts, pleats, creases, nothing, absolutely plain and that's what I like about them. I also happen to prefer my clothes just this side of Hooker-tight. Because of my odd shape and proportions, there are certain cuts, lengths and fabrics that help camouflage things and bring everything into alignment. These pants and whatever the fabric content is fit the bill perfectly.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? You betcha! White for summer!
Conclusion: I'm really pleased with these pants. They machine wash & dry in no time with little to no ironing. The color is lovely. I FINALLY got my blind-hem foot and technique to jive at the same time. Here's some project pics, including some interior zipper finish and blind hem bragging.
DBF has deemed these, well he didn't actually - he just came over and handily inspected the bum-fit then gave an eyebrow wiggle. I think this is international sign language for either "hubba-hubba" or he has developed a twitch.
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