it is getting close to PR weekend and I’m trying to get some last minute items made up for the trip. There was a suggestion that we all make red jeans from the Jalie Eleonore pants pattern to wear on our shopping day on Saturday. I just happened to have some red stretch leopard jacquard that I bought a couple of years ago originally intending to make a pair of Colette Clovers from it. It is not really my first choice for making jeans, but I didn’t have time to order red stretch twill and our local JoAnns did not have any, so leopard red jeans it is!
I made a muslin first according to my hip measurement and it was too small! I could barely get those things pulled up. I decided to try again using a bigger size and adding 1” to the crotch length (depth? I always get them confused) front and back. I like the details on these pants and they definitely do not look like pull on pants.
The next size bigger did fit, and it turns out I did not need to add that 1”. Even though I took the waist in a total of 1-1/2 inches, I still need to take it in more. I’ve worn these all day today and it seems like I keep tugging them to pull them up. I’m not sure if they are still to tight in the thighs and that is what is pulling them down, or if it is some other fit issue. I have had this same problem with RTW stretch woven pants before too.