With a new teaching quarter to prepare for, I have slowed down a bit, but despite the inactivity on my blog, I actually have been sewing! Some of my work has been boring (wet bags) or housekeeping (hemming), but I do have an big project as well: the new Jedediah pants pattern (Thread Theory) has been on my work table for a few weeks now.
|Had to move to the dining room floor for this operation!|
This time around, printing the file at the print shop was a serious cost ($19!) because the file was a few inches too wide to print on a single 36″ wide sheet. So as not to destroy my expensive paper pattern, I copied it onto Swedish tracing paper and then made up a muslin. All that takes time, and isn’t very exciting, I’m afraid.
|Muslin version of Jedediah pants|
The muslin version looks like hospital pants (if hospital pants had an actual waistband and fly), but they did their job and now I have a better idea of how to improve the pattern to fit my guy. Some changes to make:
- decrease the waist (maybe by creating a two-part, slightly contoured band instead of a single, straight one)
- increase the hip area a bit
- increase the width of the legs
- adjust the slash pockets so they lay more flatly against the body
My husband and I have been laughing at the “easy-access” ring tab zipper and really exciting fly shield that I worked into this muslin. I’m *so* tempted to use that fabric for the fly on the the final version…no one sees that, right? 🙂
|Fancy fly shield and zipper pull|
|Top: organic voile (pocketing) Bottom: organic cotton/hemp ripstop|
With the fit issues I’ve encountered, I find my feet dragging a bit, but I’m trying to persevere!