The Monthly Stitch February challenge terrified me! Pants! No Not Pants!!!
Pants are something that I wear often and need to learn to sew well but I find extremely intimidating. I knew that I wanted my first pair to be simple, no welt pockets, button flys or any of those other very scary techniques.
When my blood pressure returned to normal and I was much more relaxed, I decided that I would either make the Colette Clovers if time allowed
or a Style Arc Wallis Pant that I had wanted to try as my easy cheater option.
Well as you can see form the photos which I ended up with. Leather Ponte Leggings.
It sewed easily on my machine with a microtex needle and regular machine foot. I pinned the fabric carefully in the seam allowances. I was uncertain about the top stiching detail on the leather or the ponte
I am still working on the Clovers with one wearable muslin out of a stretch twill from the discount bin at Joann's. The fit needs some fine tuning. I added to the 1" waist length to give me a higher waist pant and extended the back darts up to the new waistline. I cut a size 2 and sewed a size 0 for the side seams, then graded to a size 6 in the length. Here are the ill fitting pants.
Any fit suggestions?I know there are many blog posts on fit issues with these pants. I do love the look of a cigarette pant so I will try again soon this time maybe the size 4? I am also thinking of signing up for Pants Fitting Technique on Craftsy. Anyone else taken this one?