Saturday, September 18, 2010

Guess What??

I finally finished a couple pairs of pants that I am pretty happy with. They are not perfect but better by far than previous attempts. As you all might remember I'd been trying to get a good fit on pants and let me tell you they gave me a workout. Here's what I came up with, (sorry not the best pictures)Here's a close-up of the fabric, it's a mid-weight polyester with a medium amount of stretch. The black pair is also a polyester suit weight, no stretch but has a really nice drape. for the life of me I couldn't get a picture of the back my camera just couldn't get a focus on these from the back,
I didn't use one of the big 4 to make these, I used a system called; "Fit Nice Sew Slim System" I've had this system for awhile and tried it once before without much success, but decided to give it another shot. I still had a lot of tweaking to do but I think I'll use this as my TNT for pants. I put a waistband on the front but used elastic across the back and that worked out well for me. I used an invisible zipper on the left side. Over all I'm pretty happy with them, I'll have to try them in a variety of fabrics to really say they deserve to be my pant TNT.

I also decided to work on this dress today, Butterick 5500 out of this fabric I bought during my trip to NY with Alethia back in July. Hopefully I'll get to finish this tomorrow or early next week. I also cut out a few knit tops that I'll post pics of and hope to get busy on them this week also.

More later...

Happy Sewing!!

12 comments:

waikikimum said...

Your pants are looking awesome. I have been working on pants too and it is driving me nuts. I have so many fit issues on a short large body ha!!!! I am closer than I have ever been before too so I am hoping to refine it a bit more in the near future. It is sooo time consuming but I will get there!!! Kathy

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congrats on getting a pair of pants to fit you! That is quite an accomplishment and now all that's left is the tweaking...which means that you will be making pants all the time now!

Kathy said...

Oh, I envy your pant-making! One of these days I will...I have such an odd shape, it's even hard to buy them.

Love that black and white...looking forward to pics..

Sheila said...

Congrats on getting the right fit and you did a good job. The black & white fabric is pretty and looking forward to your dress.

Linda said...

Nice looking pants! Not heard of this system, maybe the second time around was the charm of getting a good fit from it.

Faye Lewis said...

I know how much of a fit pants can give you. You did a great job!

Aminat said...

Wow congrats on getting your hand on pants..Am sure you really had a workout.. Good job I will love to know more about the system you are using later...

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Congratulations! Your pants look perfect and your work paid off :)

Michelle said...

Good work on your pants. I have had so much trouble getting pants to fit. I love that fabric you have picked out for your dress.

alethia said...

Hurayyyyy! your pants looks great and it fits you well. I know it was a time consuming process, but well worth the effort

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Great job! Your pants look awesome on you!

Lynne said...

I just love that Butterick Pattern...I tried on a very cute topper in a department store just a few weeks ago, and have been looking for a pattern which could be used, and there you are! Showing my Butterick 5500! Nicely done on the pants, btw. I'm afrad of pants!

Related Posts with Thumbnails