Friday, November 30

..Some call me the gangster of love...

Totally irrelevant title but I love that song! It's been stuck in my head all day.

But the pants are complete:

Simplicity 4366

i should have put on some boots so you see how the leg falls.


Size: 14


Pattern critique:
Second attempt at this pattern, the first time I made the capris & I had a little trouble understanding the fly directions. This time it was much easier and I understood the fly construction - with a little help from the pants I wore while sewing. The directions included info on finishing AND proper pocket construction. Drafting was good, no mismatch pieces.

I don't really need any adjustments on most patterns but I am noticing (& learning) that some RTW pant rises and my Vogue pant rises are a tad too short. I can't see it but I feel it when I sit. The cut of these Simplicity pants is on point for me. Just high enough without being momish. The flaps on the back don't make my butt look big like some cute cords I tried on at Banana Republic a while back.

My only problem was the humongous pockets, none of my RTW pants/jeans have pockets that freakishly large. I mean the pockets are cargo-pants huge. I don't know what they were thinking, probably trying to make up for the "pockets" on the back are that are just flaps.


Fabric: dark stretch denim from Joann's

Modifications: 1.5 inches added to inseam. Fixed that huge pocket.


Results:
I love these pants. The stretch denim is comfy as heck and dark enuff that I can sneak and wear these to work. I wont ever need to
buy another pair of basic slacks again because of this pattern.

14 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

You blessed child. Very minimal modifications on a pants pattern. Sounds like how I use to be. You really have a TNT pants pattern. I have that pattern too,maybe I will try to make them my TNT pants too.

Leora Louise said...

These look great on you! I was going to ask you to give up your denim source but just noticed you said Joann's. Thanks for pointing out this pattern.

Sew Shy said...

The other thing you could do if you want to keep the deep pockets is use a lighter fabric for your pocket facing. We did this once in a class and it gave it that RTW jeans look. Eliminates the bulk.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The pants look great on you! A wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

It's looking GOOD! Now you'll have to try some in wool.

narcissaqtpie said...

@ sew shy the fabric was definitely the cause of bulkiness on the pockets. before the change when I put my hands in the pockets my arms were almost straight!

Vicki said...

Wow, they look great! nice fit!

Theresa said...

Congratualtions-it seems that maybe you have come across your TNTR pants pattern-the fit looks great-I think I will investigate this pattern a little more.

Reethi said...

Wow, those look great!

gold said...

Your pants look fabulous!!

couturesista said...

Good job on the pants. I'm a new sewer,and I'm terrified to try pants. Anywho, does anyone know where I can find a dressform on a college student budget?

dawn said...

You made jeans! I aspire to make jeans b/c there are no jeans on Earth that fit me without altering. congrats!

007gurl said...

Great job! I'm glad you tried the pattern again.

Sheila said...

Great jeans. I have issues with jeans, but came across RTW slacks that I think will work well for making jeans. I'm in the process of taking them apart to use as a template. Unfortunately the fabric content has wool and no lining (major drama when I wore them - had to buy some slacks to make it through the day..lol), but the fit was right on. So instead of trashing, I figured I could use it as a pattern. Hopefully once I've made one pair from some existing fabric. I may try using it to make jeans.