It’s Sewing Indie Month! I’ll be participating more officially later this month, but in preparation, I wanted to do a full-run through with one of the patterns, the Manhattan Trouser by Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick. The pattern is suggested to be sewn in a stretch woven, and I had this drop-dead gorgeous Nanette Lepore fabric from Mood (no longer available–wah!), and well, one thing led to another and now I have some pretty crazy pants. Crazy awesome, I say! And crazy comfortable and well fitted, too!
I have to say, I’m always very skeptical of pants patterns, so I made a true muslin before cutting into my Nanette Lepore, in a straight size 4. The fit was pretty good to start, though a bit shorter rise overall than I prefer, so I added about 1/2″ in both the front and back rise. I can’t lie, even after the muslin and fit adjustments, up until the point at which I sewed on the waistband, I was pretty worried. But with the waistband in place, they fit beautifully! Bravo, SBCC!