I REALLY won't be beaten. Do I win a medal for persistence? Okay, so I'm almost there with knit, thanks to Betty, so I though I should tackle trousers next.
I have made plenty of trousers in my time but as my body shape has changed, they give me the jitters. I have mentioned by
So I found the most simple pattern I could and made sure they were styled with wide legs (no skinnies for this girl!). New Look 6922 looked just the job and anyway, I like the cardigan too.
I won't reveal what size I cut, lets just say I had to sit down once I referred to the pattern sizing chart! I tissue fit it and noted where there were problems. I used "Fast Fit" again and made the following adjustments:
added 2cm to back inner leg (to enlarge the bottom area)
added 2cm to the enlarge the bottom (did I mention I have a big bottom?)
reduced the tummy by 2cm - ha, ha, a tummy tuck!!
I forgot to do a sway back in my haste
I didn't need to adjust the length as I knew I would be wearing these with my summer wedges which are around 3" high.
I wasn't quite sure where they would end up sitting around the hip/waist area because there is no waist noted on the paper pattern so I decided to cut out a waistband. I quite like the idea of an elasticated waistband rather than a turned over top with elastic threaded through - not sure why, just one of those personal things.
When I was making them up I ended up taking in around 1" from the waist grading down to the hip.
I used the same grey double knit as Simplicity 2424. They took me about an hour and a half from start to finish and do you know what? do you? THEY FIT!!
Here are a couple of rubbish photos to prove it!
I know they are high waisted, but that's where I wanted them to be. I want to be able to bend over and not show anything I shouldn't! Not too shabby are they?
I have worn them for a couple of afternoons at home and have noticed that the front crotch is a little too low. Does that mean I have to shorten the front crotch length again - a bigger tummy tuck for the next pair? I also need to tighten the elastic by around an inch, but that's not a big job.
I now have a lovely outfit with Simplicity 2424 and Butterick 5147 - It'll come up in MMJ!
No time for sewing this week before we set sail for the emerald isle - too much to organise and extra shifts at work. So if I don't post before we go, I'll catch up with you all when I get back.
Have a good week.