|Wearable muslin (left) and final draft (right). Slight changes make a big difference!|
As part of my patternmaking class, we were tasked with drafting a pants sloper from measurements (I used my own) and then creating a “style” from that basic pattern. The process of drafting pants isn’t too difficult, if you just accept that multiple drafts are required!
This first pair is my “wearable muslin” after doing some true rough drafts. They have a yoke-like waistband, zipper fly and front pockets. The assignment required front and back creases, which I normally wouldn’t add, but actually quite like. My back creases are off, but I haven’t yet fixed them (if I can even un-crease them).
The fabric is a medium weight wool tweed in a herringbone pattern. In the photos it appears gray, but they are actually brown.
And here you can see my issue with this “wearable muslin”–the back waistband dips at center back. So, I added length to the back rise and made a new pair of pants, the ones I actually turned in for a grade.
These are made with light-medium stretch wool from Britex. The fabric is nice and smooth, so I didn’t bother lining them.
Both pairs have been worn to work already, and I love them! Very versatile, comfortable, and classic in shape.