Hi Everyone, In the next few weeks, as I sew from my list of fun new projects (including pants!), I am going to embark on a series of posts that will update two older posts from 2008 called "The Katherine Hepburn Inspired Trouser Pants". Those posts were my first attempt at a tutorial and I… Continue reading The Pants Update – Revisiting the Katherine Hepburn Pant Tutorial
Category: Pants Fitting
McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 7-The Wedge
I think I told you yesterday that I just couldn't sleep since I kept thinking about these alterations that I've been doing to the back pattern piece. I decided to try one more thing and that was to slash open a wedge in the center back. Here's another video... And I sound so weird! Hee… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 7-The Wedge
McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 6-The Bum Adjustment Refined
Friends, my theory tested with mixed results. Just to recap, I had in my head that all I needed to do to correct the backside of my pants at the lower crotch level was to give myself an inch more of crotch room. All I really wanted to do was slide the crotch back about… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pants-Entry 6-The Bum Adjustment Refined
McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 5-The Bum Adjustment
The Bum Adjustment. Butt Adjustment. Protruding Rear-End Adjustment. Junk in the Trunk Adjustment, whatever you want to call it adjustment. That is my next step on these pants. Although I've expanded the hip line to give me enough room around the hips I neglected to take into consideration the room I need in the body… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 5-The Bum Adjustment
Well…now that the traveling is over it’s time for a Staycation and finishing some pants!
These were a pair of some really HUGE pants that showed up at work not too long ago as part of our uniform delivery service. We all giggled a little and tried to imagine who the person was that wears these pants. Trying to get a pair of pants that fit, no matter what your… Continue reading Well…now that the traveling is over it’s time for a Staycation and finishing some pants!
McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 4-The Muslin
Well, here's the muslin, finally! I enjoyed our visitors this last week and remind me to tell you all about this fabulous restaurant we went to on Saturday night....delightfull! First of all I want to apologize for these very grainy photos. I was fiddling around with my point and shoot camera thinking I could take… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 4-The Muslin
McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 2-The Waist Alteration
I'm just going to get right into the alterations. I used THIS FORM from the New Mexico University Extension Office and then measured the pattern. Upon review I fortunately only have to do 2 adjustments. The length is within my measurements but the waist and hips need to be larger. I need to add a… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 2-The Waist Alteration
Next Up…The Fall ‘Not So Skinny’ Cargo Pant
Next up on my sewing wish list is to make the 'HOT LOOK for FALL 2010' which is the skinny cargo pant in a military green color. Here is an inspiration photo taken from the September Vogue which features Veronica Swanson Beard in these Moschino Cheap and Chic Pants ($465). Now I know if #1) I… Continue reading Next Up…The Fall ‘Not So Skinny’ Cargo Pant
Estate Sale Finds – c1970
Went to Estate Sale this morning and came across a few interesting things. This one is a Pants Pattern Fitter. Things just don't change. This is The Perfect Fit Kit. This kit contains everything you'll need to make your perfect fit patterns. I never studied this technique, only read about it. You use 1/8… Continue reading Estate Sale Finds – c1970
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