Friday, September 7, 2012
Simplicty 1783: Pants
Second pair of pants using my pants block! These are the 3/4 length pants from S1783, same pattern I used to make my denim skirt.
Since I was using stretch fabric this time (bengalene from Lincraft), I took 2cm off the inner leg seam and 2.5cm off the outside leg seam. It meant I cut about a sz 24. One thing to note about the pants block - I have found it so much easier to grade patterns up while using it which is fantastic if you don't always fit in the standard sizes.
The side seams are pulling backwards at the top again so I've adjusted my pants block to hopefully correct this on future pants.
I really like the square front pockets, the pattern has the opening to the side which I think is kind of strange, the first time I'd sit down in them my phone would fall out! So these open to the top.
Red sateen facings again (I've got a heap of it to use up so get used to seeing it!!)
The pants length was a little odd, I'm just over 5'6" and these hit just at my ankle, not long enough to be pants but not short enough to be capri's! I cut 6" off them and did a 3" hem to get them to this length. Next pair I make I'm going to add some length to make them into proper pants
I've been on the hunt for pants just like this for summer, they're surprisingly hard to find in RTW down here!