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Date: 7/5/12 8:01 PM

Soo--I wasn't going to try pants, slacks, trousers for a little while yet; but I'm so bored with the selection for people of my size at the places I usually shop.

So I started with the Louise Cutting one-seam pants and have made some nice PJ bottoms. Then I tried making one of linen. My in-house advisor thinks that pattern is too full for linen. I'm going to try it in gauze....but am still hoping for something that could be worn to work.

Any ideas for a pattern for full-length slacks that's easy but that will use my nice deep-toned linen-rayon fabric bought for that purpose? At every weight/size I've been, my hips have seemed to require a larger size than my waist does, which I *think* makes me a pear. So it's a priority to avoid prominent booty syndrome.

(save me from any more black, deep brown, navy cotton chinos.....)

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Yards purchased: 46.3

"People....so much bigger on the inside." Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife," 6.04, by Neil Gaiman.

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Date: 7/5/12 9:18 PM

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Date: 7/6/12 0:00 AM

Thanks, Courtney. Looks like people like Burda--stuff with yokes (is there a difference between a yoke and a waistband? hmmmm)--StyleArc.

I've never ordered anything from Australia before but I am tempted....

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Jeanne
2014 yards in inventory: (to be counted)
Yards cut/sewn:58
Yards purchased: 46.3

"People....so much bigger on the inside." Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife," 6.04, by Neil Gaiman.

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Date: 7/6/12 0:59 AM

y/w A lot of people like StyleArc, but I've never sewn one. I'm tempted though, because they're so popular on here!

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Date: 7/6/12 9:36 AM

Check out Vogue 7881, which is very like Burda in the crotch curve and fitting. This pattern and Burdas are the non-elasic waist patterns that fit this plus pear with the fewest alterations.

You can also put some darts in the one-seams to reduce some of the fullness, but only you can judge if they're appropriate for your office. Louise Cutting's patterns all recommend linen, so maybe it's just the style that isn't hitting the right note.

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Date: 7/6/12 11:31 AM

Thank you blue! That pattern certainly looks great on the people who reviewed it. I don't look very closely at the Claire Shaeffer stuff because of the word "couture...." But perhaps I will pop into the local Jo-Anns while the sale is on and see if they have a copy of 7881.

I bit the bullet and ordered a couple of StyleArc pants patterns. I'll report back!

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2014 yards in inventory: (to be counted)
Yards cut/sewn:58
Yards purchased: 46.3

"People....so much bigger on the inside." Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife," 6.04, by Neil Gaiman.

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Date: 7/6/12 11:54 AM

I took a class from Louise Cutting and we used a light weight linen for the pant. It looks nice, but it's definitely not a tailored pant look. Nice for casual wear rather than dressy IMHO.

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Date: 7/6/12 12:58 PM

I have been using Silhouette pants pattern 3200. It has a great crotch curve and better yet the line for the inner thigh is curved in such a way that the pants fit your legs really well. You don't get that gob of fabric in the front crotch area.
Peggy Sagers has some really great pant fitting webcasts on her web site. Her method really does work. I have been fitting family and friends with great success.

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Date: 7/6/12 4:03 PM

Don't be afraid of that Vogue pattern - Claire has included both a couture and a quickie version in the envelope, with separate pattern pieces and instructions for each. The main difference is that the quickie version has darts, while the couture version has you use wool fabric and shrink the dart areas for shaping.

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Date: 7/12/12 8:27 AM

DEFINITELY CHECK OUT SILHOUETTE PATTERNS BY PEGGY SAGERS! I'VE LEARNED MORE FROM HER DVD'S IN THE PAST 2 MONTHS THAN ALL 5 YEARS I TOOK HOME ECONOMICS IN JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL! EXCELLENT PATTERNS AND HOW TO FIT. EVERYTHING FINALLY MAKES SENSE IN THE REALM OF FITTING!

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