The pants are finished. I made several attempts at getting a photo that showed the detail without all of the wrinkles. This fabric made fun of my efforts and I finally gave up. Don’t worry. They won’t be worn with a tucked-in shirt. I promise.
For almost a year now, I have been sewing whatever I have felt like sewing. Knowing that the bulk of my wardrobe consists of knit tops combined with simple pants, that is where my muslins have focused. Lately, though, I have been thinking that it is time to get serious and create a plan that will fill my closet with interesting, well-fitting clothes.
I will continue to try out different patterns using the odd pieces of fabric that I have here. These fabrics were specifically purchased to practice on and I have considered it a bonus when I wear something made from them. Even after a year, there are still several pieces left. I am interpreting that to mean that there is still more practicing to be done. I will feel better about buying more fabric once the stacks have gone down.
Silhouettes pattern, #3600, Ralph’s Pant, has been waiting in the file. It has the requisite front pockets, a fly opening, and a contoured waistband. To make it a fair comparison, there is one more piece of this stretch polyester suiting. This time the color is wine.
Ken’s Sewing and Vacuum Center. It came with all of the attachments, no tax, and free shipping.
I’ll let you know how it works.