Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Made by Me - Self Drafted Moleskin Pants
Seamstresses will know that fitting pants is quite an undertaking. There is so much going on, so many curves too take care of. But in this regard, I had a stroke of luck.
Not long after I started to sew I found Pattern Review. Among other things, Pattern Review offers online courses. I was lucky enough to take part in fitting courses offered by Shannon Gifford. This was a great investment, as I now have a pants pattern that fits me. You can't imagine how happy this makes me.
I have to confess that I made up these pants without doing any measurements whatsoever. I knew my other pants still fit ok, so I cut away. Ok, I might have been a teensy bit reckless here, but it worked!
I have altered the basic pattern with darts to make a pant with straight legs, and a deep-ish yoke, eliminating the darts and fly front. I don't do pockets or any other embellishment. It's a simple basic pair of pants, and it suits me fine!
I bought the moleskin fabric last year at Fabric Finesse in Bowral. I'd been coveting moleskin ever since I had to give away my pre-baby moleskin jeans. Those jeans were warm, and in winter I look for warmth.
With my pants I always reinforce the waist seam and crotch seam with twill tape. I always interface my hems too. Apart from this, my pants are a straightforward make.
Worn above with the Jo Sharp reversible wrap and a merino jersey turtleneck top made from a Burda pattern 2010(?)