I made these pants over the last couple of days. They actually look better on than they do in this picture (ever use a blind man as your photographer?) but I can see that I have some fit issues in the back. They looked perfect in the mirror - but the camera doesn't lie! I have already lowered the back crotch curve to make it more of an L shape and then ended up lowering the entire crotch curve by about 1/2=5/8 inch both front and back. I cut a 40 at the waist, 44 at the hip, and then tapered to a 42 at the ankle. I've made these before, but this time I just drew a straight line from hip to ankle. I ended up taking in the side seams from the pocket down about 1/2 inch. Oh, I also added almost an inch to the front inseam for full thigh adjustment. I had added 1/2 inch last time, but when trying on the brown linen pants, they still pulled too much against the front of my thighs. These fit better there and the inseam runs down the middle of my leg rather than closer to the front.
Still not sure how to get rid of those wrinkles.
I seem to be "fit-needy" these days. What do I need to do to get rid of the wrinkles under my rear and on the back of the legs?
I really like Sandra Betzina's method of doing the fly that she has in her Power Sewing book and I use it every time. This time I also added an extension behind the zipper to give it a more finished look (picture's kind of blurry though)
I wore these pants to a George Winston concert last night and they were really comfortable to sit in all evening. I really like the drape of this RPL. I got it on the clearance aisle at JoAnns last year for a total cost of about $5.00
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 6:40 AM