My cat likes to sleep on the ironing board. Because of this, I seem to have a lot of golden hairs on my new black pants! I must invest in more pet hair removers :-)
I finally finished these black pants. I think I really like them after making some adjustments. I lowered the crotch seam about 3/4", let out the seam at the butt for more room, and narrowed the legs about 4" in circumference on both! I think they would still benefit from taking them in a little more at the knees. I started these pants with a size 16 to cover my 40+" hips, but maybe I would have been better of to start with a 14 and then just let out a little at the hip.
I would definitely make these again. I'm wearing them today, so we'll see how much I love them by the end of the day. Here are some pix:
It's hard to see in black, but the fit is pretty good in the back. I lengthened the darts about 3/8" because I have a low butt. I like the fit of the wider waistband/yoke
These pants have a separate "yoke" piece sewn on the pocket so that you can use thinner fabric for the pocket and still have the right look on the front of your pants.
Here is the inside construction. I really like the look you get with the separate fly
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 6:53 AM