Thursday, August 26, 2010
Simplicity 4068 – Almost Finished
As expected, I needed to remove two inches from the hem length. It looks like that is becoming a standard adjustment for me. The pants fit but I will wait and make a better assessment once that facing is secure. I like the look of the curved waistband and sewing it on in two pieces just makes a lot of sense. It also provides another opportunity for fitting my apple-shaped middle. I did end up using that built-in extra at the center back waist. Good thing it was there!
The waistband and the front pockets are the best things about this pattern. However, I don’t like these pants from the upper thighs downward. The legs are close-fitting. I am used to a pant with a fuller thigh that tapers to a classic, straight leg. My TNT pants pattern, McCall’s 5537, offers that full, yet not baggy, thigh. But, I like the curved waistband of this pattern much better than the McCall’s pattern. Frankenpattern? Yes. You see it coming, too.