Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pants Fitting - or "Why Do I Always Wear Black Underwear When I'm Making a Muslin?"

This muslin has taken me a little longer, but I'm really happy with it so far. I am having to do very little tweaking to get an "average" fit. Unfortunately, I probably won't be happy with "average" so I hope I don't make this into more of a major issue than it needs to be! When I looked in the mirror, I was pretty happy with the fit. Now that I"m looking at the pictures, I can see a lot more detail

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly:

The Good: This view doesn't look too bad. If I really look at this, it looks like I might need to take a little out of the front side seam above the hip and add a little to the back side seams to get the side seam to perfectly perpendicular to the floor. It seems to pull toward the back because of my butt. I told you I was a "curvy" figure.

The Bad: Actually, the fit isn't that bad. It's what's inside the pants that I wish I could change!

And why must I always be wearing black underwear when I am making these muslins?

OK, the ugly. This doesn't look so hot - but again, who wears pants made out of muslin!? Actually, I think the fit is pretty good, and I think most of those wrinkles will disappear in a bit heavier fabric.
I had to take in the CB seam from about the bottom of the darts up, but it looks like I may need to let out the CB seam at the fullest part of the butt because there seems to be a lot of pulling there.

I'm not going to do any more tonight - but will get a fresh look at these tomorrow. And, it's Veteran's day. So I'm thanking the veterans for giving us a holiday so I can stay home and sew! Which is pretty meaningless considering what our veterans really have done for us.


Gail said...

That fit does look pretty good to me. Nice black undies!!

gail said...

can't help you with the fit issues, but love seeing your doggie in your pics with you. don't be too hard on yourself, you have a nice figure.

Elaray said...

Once I read your title, the first thing I looked at was the underwear!!! But seriously, the fit is great! I can't wait to see the pants.

Summerset said...

LOL! I was thinking the same thing the other day when my daughter was taking pictures of me in the white twill muslin because I was wearing red underwear.

I know the fun of fitting a curvy figure, and I think you're right that the center back at the crotch curve could be let out a bit, that way it doesn't bind and cup under. From the darts up, it looks great!

Unknown said...

Hmmmm, might have to get that pattern (if I don't already have it) since I have a similar body type (yup, "curvy") and the fit looks pretty good on you. Can't wait to see the finished product. In the meantime, I'm going to check PR for other's opinions on it.