Sunday, August 15, 2010

Simplicity 4068, View C – Muslin

When I was rummaging through my patterns looking for something to make from the scraps of the Sommermode muslin, I came across this Simplicity pants pattern. It had been traced, but I don’t remember when nor do I know why it ended up back in the file without being sewn.

Upon first glance, it is very similar to my TNT pants pattern, McCall’s 5537, a "Palmer/Pletsch Classic Fit" pattern (see below). The only difference is the Simplicity pattern has a curved waistband whereas the McCall’s waistband is straight. No matter. With a copyright date of 2006, it is now sufficiently aged to finally construct the muslin and see if it works.
Pants - McCall's 5537

I chose an olive colored stretch polyester suiting for the muslin. The fabric came from back in October, 2009. I had previously made pants from McCall’s 5537 using this same fabric in pewter.  The fabric is wonderful so I hope this test pair fits.
Before I cut the pants muslin, I made myself another top from New Look 6179. The lightweight polyester fabric came from JoAnn's. I raised the front neck edge ½” and tapered to 1" for the rest of the neck edge. Adding a bit of neck/shoulder coverage eliminates bra strap exposure. I also added 1” to the sleeve hem which is just enough to make the sleeve more comfortable.
My sewing things are still being juggled around to incorporate the maybe/maybe not Horn cabinet. Besides installing the Singer 403A, the cabinet drawers have been filled with various tools and notions. It feels as if it has always been here and that makes me smile.

1 comment:

  1. Cute top! That Simp pattern is one of my TNT pants patterns.