I finished my second pair of pants muslins. I wanted to use the standard set of alterations, with Kay's help with the ab fit, in a new pattern with a fuller leg.
There were a few technical challenges here - cotton broadcloth, which is totally the wrong fabric for pants and doesn't hang right, and an iron that is the functional equivalent of trying to press with a warm coffee cup.
That said I am pretty pleased with the fit. I made the full waistline and the "boot cut" leg although it really isn't all that shaped, view E. As in the earlier, slimmer pant, a couple of posts ago I shifted the centre front zipper to a side zipper and ran the zipper up through the contoured waistband to the top - something I see all of the time in RTW.
I think I got a little over enthused about adding more to the centre back for butt covering length and the extra 1/2" I added for this pair will not be added to another pair in good fabric.
I took Kay's suggestion and added a further 1/2" to centre front, flattening that curve. (For a complete list of flat pattern alterations I made for my wide waisted, developed belly (neat description eh?) and rear end see earlier post).
Here are the pictures, with commentary.
|Incapably ironed side shot illustrating why not to sew broadcloth pants but also showing that Kay knows how to fit, please contact her directly for her billable rate.|
|The promised butt shot, in the sun, clearly illustrating why you don't tuck in your T shirt.|
|Butt shot in the shade with dog being rude.|