Happy 4th of July to you all. Eat a hot dog for me please:) Now the days are freezing and I have started working on pants with the aim of making jeans (baby steps). The initial adjustments I make before cutting the fabric are:
- sway back adjustment
- lower centre front waist
- back ‘butt’ curve (depending on fit)
- Length – 92 cm or 36 inch outer leg length
I always check the pattern width markings so that I know how much ease I’ll need, depending on the fabric. The previous pants were a loose weave and had some drape so that meant the pants would be closer to my body ie less ease. The jumper is McCalls 8777 made with left over merino wool knit.
I’ve added a fly front panel behind the zipper.
The back was bulky so I’ve taken more fabric from the back leg, caused by this heavy/medium weight fabric. It’s stiff and less ease will help.
I’ve taken more fullness out of the side seams, particularly the back leg pieces and cut this pant pattern out in a navy woven fabric that isn’t as heavy. More news about this later.