Pants! That fit! Amazing!

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So I finished my Clovers! Hooray! And they fit, which is the greatest miracle of all!

Ignore my grim expression, I actually love these pants...

Those wrinkles around my crotch are definitely from sitting at my desk all day and not from fitting problems.
Thank goodness!


I realized while editing these pictures that this was a terrible picture to demonstrate fit because I'm standing funny. Trust me though, they fit like a glove...
 Here are my overall observations:

-I'm crazy lucky that these didn't need much adjusting. The first muslin I made was just overall too big, but luckily I was able to pinch out the excess fabric rather than do any major fitting adjustments. That kind of stuff hurts my brain...

-Sallie Oh is a red hot genius and I'm so thankful to her for the step-by-step tutorial to add pockets and a fly to these pants. It was super clear and definitely not as hard as I thought it would be.

-Black pants are hard to photograph.

-These are the kind of thing that you love more the more you wear them. I was happy to wear them in the morning but by about 3:00pm on Monday I was totally in love with these pants and was deciding which color to make next. It was probably because they loosen up a little as the day goes on...


On to the close-ups:

(PS Oh my gosh, please ignore the horrible wrinkles/cat hair on these pants. So embarrassing... I don't go out of the house looking like this, promise)

Here's the main 2 problems with these pants. First, the waistband is kind of funky, and crease-y. I'm pretty sure it has to do with combining the stretch outer fabric with the interfaced non-stretch lining. Secondly, I did something to screw up the fly. There's not enough of a flap to cover the zipper and I'm not exactly sure why, however I am sure it has to do with me being an airhead and paying more attention to season 1 of Ally McBeal than to my pants. Luckily it's not too noticeable because it's black and I wear long shirts and also, if you do notice it, stop looking at my crotch please!



Fun pink pocket lining!

Welt pockets covered in cat hair...

Inside front pockets...


Inside back pockets. I need to come up with some sort of finishing besides pinking for these. Maybe bias binding?


So in conclusion, these are the greatest, most complicated, most satisfying things I've ever made and you'll will be seeing a lot more of them! 



What's that you ask? What's that giant stack of fabric on my ironing board? Did I go crazy at the JoAnn's Coupon Commotion sale last weekend?

Let's just not think about it shall we?

Happy Wednesday!

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Ang
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March 7, 2012 at 2:40 PM delete

They look soooo great!! Congrats and Great Job!! I really love the welt pockets and where they hit at your ankle.

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Meg the Grand
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March 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM delete

These look fantastic!!! Congratulations on making such an awesome pair and getting the perfect fit - I think I might need to tackle my Clover pattern now! Great job on the pockets and fly as well!

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liza jane
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March 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM delete

Ok, they look fabulous! Really, really nice. I'm going to pretend I'm not totally jealous... :)

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Mika
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March 7, 2012 at 4:29 PM delete

These look amazing. It's so nice to see another sallieoh inspired pair - they're my favorites. I'm absolutely terrified of making these and running into huge fit problems, but every time I see a version like yours I feel like I have to try.

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Heather
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March 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM delete

I am jealous of your easy-to-fit pants. Or lower body. ;) Anyways, way to go on a great pair of pants! They turned out really nice, despite the little imperfections (which just add character - even the cat hair)!

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poppykettle
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March 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM delete

hehe - looks like your cat loves your new pants! From what I can see it looks as though you've got a pretty darn good fit. Bummer about that sneaky waistband though. Love the pink pocket lining peeping through!!

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T. Sedai
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March 8, 2012 at 1:07 AM delete

Your pants look great! As does that pile of fabric...

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april s.
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March 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM delete

OMG those are so cute!! I want some!

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Suzie
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March 8, 2012 at 8:27 AM delete

Oh wow - these fit perfectly!!! Really really great job! PS. I'm slowly coming to realise that cat owners just can't wear black clothes....mine are ALLLLLL covered it fur!

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Lisa
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March 8, 2012 at 2:29 PM delete

These look like such a great fit. I love the pink contrast.

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Sophia
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March 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM delete

Beautiful pants and fit! I've been planning on making pants for several months now but haven't gotten around to it... it's a bit scary! :)

I"m guessing your cat is just like mine in that there's a direct correlation between something that you don't want them to touch and their need to lie down on said item.

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Ginger
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March 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM delete

Oh wow, these look great! Awesome job! The pink lining is such a cute detail!

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j'michael
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March 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM delete

look at that booty!

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March 13, 2012 at 6:54 AM delete

Oh wow, those look really good. I like how you've done the pockets and the waist lining.

PS OpenID isnt' working. You might want to try disqus or something similar so non-blogger readers can comment without having to manually type in everything and seal it with the horrible recaptcha word recognition thingy..

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