Pattern Sizing: I started with a 14 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I chose the pattern because it is a Palmer/Pletsch pattern and I was using the Palmer/Pletsch book "Pants for Real people" to learn how to fit pants. What I didn't like was that the pants had tapered legs.
Fabric Used: I made the muslin out of sandpaper apparently, but the second pair was made from baby cord from JoAnns.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made lots of changes per the instructions in the book.
The one thing I did do counter to the book was this:
The pattern has 1 inch seam allowance on the outside seams and you do the final fitting on those seams, but has you fit the waistband at the front and back centers instead of the side. This didn't seem to make sense to me. So I cut the waistband CB on the fold and added the seam allowance to the side seams of the wasitband, then sewed the wasitband pieces to the top of the pants, fitted the side seams and the waistband at the same time & then sewed the waistband facing on.
I also widened the legs on the second pair I made.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would highly recommend it. I learned a ton about pants fitting from the book most of which is included with the pattern. I will probably not use this pattern again but feel it has given me the knowledge to go on and fit any pattern.
Conclusion: The final version here
The sandpaper muslin here
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