So far I traced and cut two sizes. I don't need to say which ones, do I?
Anyway, someone graciously gave me a light tracer a few months ago. I couldn't figure out how to use freezer paper or parchment paper or butcher paper..you get the idea... to trace this so I got this out from it's hiding space in the garage. Finally! I got the darn pattern traced using regular computer paper. Did I do okay using this method? I guess whatever works, right?
|What is that in the corners, you ask? Well, those are pattern weights I made myself. I wrapped up some washers in fabric and tied it.|
I've done two muslins so far. The second one is a size smaller than the first and a better fit. I need to make some adjustments and I'm slowly figuring out what they are. I have a short torso so I have to adjust for that. Right now, the pants fit fine everywhere else, but I'm wondering if I adjust for the short torso will the back be too tight? I might have to make a full derriere adjustment as well. We'll see.
For the past two days I've been reading tutorials on how to construct trousers and these pants in particular. There are so many awesome versions of these pants! I hope mine come out well. I'll post the pictures when I'm done.
If you have any advice on sewing these pants, I'd love to hear it :)
Wish me luck!