Yet another pair of Vogue 8157: This pattern was my TNT pants pattern, but I recently realized that the fit needed work. I cut the 2" back crotch wedge down to 1" and lengthened the crotch point by 1", tapering to nothing just above the knee. I also added about 1/2" to the front crotch point, again tapering to nothing at the knee. I cut out the fashion fabric, and inserted the zipper.
Simplicity 4695: I made up the muslin this weekend as well. Here are a couple of pictures:
- The front fly area needs to be shortened about an inch. The pants are supposed to be worn 1.5" below the waist. For me, this means the fly is too long and creates an unsightly pouch.
- The back crotch length is a bit too short. When I sit, the pants pull down at the back. Melody suggested that I widen the yoke.
- The back has some wrinkles pointing to the inseam. I think I need about 1/2" in that area.
- The line drawing shows three buttons just below the knee, ending in a split to the hem. Melody and I both agreed that the shorter split is not a good look. What do you all think about the longer split? No split?
McCall's 3935: I have pictures of the muslin. There were many, many alterations to this one, boy.
- I shortened the overall length six inches. Honestly, who were these pants designed for, Shaquille O'Neal? I know I'm short and all, but damn!
- I shortened the front fly area 3/4" and the front crotch curve 1/2". I added 1/2" to the front crotch point, tapering to nothing at the knee to accommodate full inner thighs.
- I lengthened the back crotch curve 1" and added 1" to the back crotch point, again tapering to nothing at the knee.
- I removed 1/2" of width from waist to hem from the back so that the leg fullness isn't too overwhelming. I made the same alteration on the back waistband piece. Should I do the same on the front?