Thursday, January 6, 2011

Trouser Sew Along

I was wandering around the Internet the other day and found the Cupcake Goddess's trouser sewalong which began on 3 January.

This is the planned schedule, as noted on her website:
•January 3 - 8 ~ cutting and constructing your muslin
•January 9 -15 ~ muslin fitting and pattern adjustments
•January 16 - 22 ~ preparing and cutting your fabric, lining and interling
•January 23 - 31 ~ trouser construction

This is very timely for me as you are aware I'm not happy with my supposedly TNT Pants pattern.

The Cupcake Goddess is using a Burda pattern number 127 from the 07/2010 magazine. Unfortunately it is for Talls which means this 5'2" person needed to find a substitute pattern.

So I decided to use Simplicity 2860, which one of the other ladies is using as well. I am using Size 10 (based on the total crotch length) Slim figure type.

I am on track with the planned schedule and here is the First Muslin with no pattern alterations:

I have also realised there is another item to put on my shopping list for the USA and that is the "Pants for Real People" fitting book, thankfully Alison has a copy and is happy to lend this to me. Edited: I should check my reference library before I make those sorts of statements, because guess what I found this afternoon :)

Now if you want to work on some trousers, there's still time to join if you're interested!


Gail said...

These look close to the mark - You are lucky that you need to take things in rather than let them out! My 2011 goal - develop a trouser pattern that works for me.

Alison said...

Pretty good Sharon. Although I spy that old back leg thing going on.

I never even thought about you buying the book o/s. Good idea! $22.95 for the spiral version at the Fabric Depot! :)

sewing spots said...

Can't wait to see how the sew along goes! That muslin looks pretty good--good luck!

Carol said...

Looks pretty good so far! I agree with Gail, I really need to get a good pants pattern that fits well.

velosews said...

I thought you had a copy of the pants fit book. I remember Roberta selling them, when she used to run classes. Memories.

Gay McDonell said...

Good for you - great pattern - I've made that one - I like how the waistband is in 4 pieces so that adjustments flow up from each seam (if that makes any sense...??).