This is the first of 2 great pair of pants for the summer!
They have been getting a lot of wear.
I was hesitant of this pattern because the photo on the cover of the pattern shows the legs to be much tighter than they actually are.
See from the pattern cover how narrow the legs look? Mine didn’t come out like that, which is just fine.
The pants have an inseam pocket and shaped waistband. They also have no real side seam. The piece on the side goes around to the back eliminating the need for another seam. These would be nifty in a contrasting fabric too!
Speaking of contrasting fabric, I like to use quilting fabrics for the insides of waistbands and pockets and such. Adds a dimension of fun yes?!
I did it inside these yellow pants as well. There were some really cool bright fabrics that would have been excellent here, but unfortunately, they all showed through. So I had to go with a more subdued print…
I do like a shaped waistband as I have very high hips – my widest point is about 4″ below my waistline – and am quite curvy in that area.
The fabric is a bright yellow stretch sateen from JoAnn. The fabric was so nice I just had to find a use for it.
I thought they fit fine until I looked closely at this next photo.
I have taken several classes and still have a hard time seeing on myself corrections that need to be made! I’m not sure if I need to scoop the back crotch and add a little to the sides, or if I need to do the opposite – change the back crotch curve so that it isn’t so scooped (in essence, adding fabric back into that space.)
Can anyone comment on that and help?
Thanks for your input and happy creating everyone!