I want to make a pair of pants so bad! I hate shopping for them because it is near to impossible to find any ready to wear that actually fit and I could afford! Add to that that it could literally take all day trying on hundreds of pairs! Who’s got that kind of time?
I just want to make a pair…that’s not too much to ask is it? Well, as many of us sewers know…easier said than done…just look at these discussions regarding pant fitting issues.
Anyway, I saw in Threads issue #102 a review about a pant pattern from Petite Plus and since I am petite (5’2″) and plus (167lbs) I thought I’d give it a try. Well, I am pleased to say that their flat front pant pattern #601 came pretty darn close to fitting the first time than anyother pant pattern I have ever tried BUT it is not yet perfect… I still need to fine tune the fit and do not know exactly what needs fixing and how to alter the pattern. I am so close… yet so far.
The problem is that there is too much fabric in the front… in the ‘Y’ area, you know the place don’t you?… down by the crotch: across the front below the belly button, it’s way too blousey and poofy. What should I be doing with all this extra fabric?
Another problem is that the waistband seems too high, like the front crotch length is too long for my body (although the back is perfect). Can I simply lower the top edge of the pattern and relocate the waistband on the pattern. What then do I do with the two darts that are in the front…lengthen them?
Can anybody help me??? Is there a book or reference that can I could refer to for help?
Looking forward to many new pairs of EVERYDAY DRESS pants!