Pants! That fit! Amazing!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. |
|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...|
-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?