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Blue cotton satin pants

Name Blue cotton satin pants
Status finished
Happiness
Started Aug 17, 2021
Completed Sep 21, 2021
Progress 100 %
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Notes The first try of this pattern was a disaster, I had to drop it, somehow it was too baggy in the back under the elastic, above the buttocks. I tried removing fabric but then i could not fit in. So I tried inserting a zipper and removed some fabric but it didn’t work I ruined pockets while doing it. I have it another try and start from scratch. Same baggy bottom issue. I suppose this pattern doesn’t work well with hourglass shape … I have 18 cms between waist and hip measurements currently. I don’t think it is a real hourglass.
Anyway now I removed the original waistband, added a fly zipper, and drafting a new waistband.
Narrowed the legs as personal preference. The legs are wide and straight, wider than on the line drawing!
Update : I have drafted a 3 cm wide straight waistband but next time I have to make a curved one because this is not super. Also added darts to the buttocks.
I think I can make it a wearable muslin that is actually « wearable «  and not awful. However I already see I will have to shorten the front crotch length next time. I think I have got it Ok this time !

Users Comments

  • xqlsqtqha

    Have struggled with pants for many years for myself and other family members. Perhaps in your next attempt it might help to straighten the center back seam and alter the back inseam only. This has worked nicely for me in the past. When the center back seam is at a steep angle it seems to work as a large dart putting too much material over the buttocks and below. There is a book called "Pants for real People" that I found very helpful. Good luck!

  • Fairy Duff

    Thank you for your comments - I looked at the tech drawing and considered this pattern. To hear that there is such bagginess at the rear and the wide leg - not tapered - I will keep looking. This is not the pattern for me.

  • Nicole Keller

    I had such hope for these, I hope you make them work. Well done on your efforts

  • JdT

    I’m so I have finished it except button because I am unsure I want to wear it. I think I have over fitted it. My husband thinks it looks nice so I eventually will try to wear it, and try to make a viscose version for summer.
    I am unsure whether I like it. I will make an update later on. I recommend the pattern for ladies with hip and waist measurements very similar, and width very drapy thin fabric that has weight.

  • Anne-Marie Dionne

    You have a lot of determination! Let us know who will be the winner at the end: the patient sewist or pattern 2222! :) Best of luck to you!

  • JdT

    Thank you ladies ! Very nice comments!! Very encouraging thank you ! Yes I do believe in recording and publishing what can help others.
    I think if you use a viscose perhaps the excess fabric can be ok….. eventually…. Or if you have nearly same hip and waist measurements. Otherwise watch out.
    I will post the results soon

  • Guta

    Мне нравитс ваше упорство и что вы делитесь с нами. Это очень помогает с неизведанными выкройками!

  • Newenka

    You have such patience .... I had already thrown it in the garbage can. Hope your outcome is good.....good luck!

  • Maria

    This pattern sounds a bit of a nightmare!
    I hope it worked out in the end?