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First Pair of Pants!

Added Feb 24, 2012

by Rebekah Fox

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Finding a good fitting pair of pants has always been a major issue for me because of my height. I’m over six feet tall and not many stores carry 37" inseams. But back in December I noticed that JCPenney started selling Ultra Talls and so I bought a couple of their career trousers to try out. They fit pretty good! That gave me some hope and so I decided to pull out my Simplicity 2860 (that I had in my stash for about a year), and make my own!

I sewed these up much faster than I thought and I even went through making a muslin. I’ve never had good success with muslin fitting, mainly due to not knowing how to transfer my muslin changes to the actual pattern. But I took it slowly and figured it out as I went along. It’s not that hard as I originally thought!

After the fitting was done the construction of the pants went lightning fast and the finished piece is really something I’m proud of. I am liking pant making more and more!

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Garment Type
Business, Classic

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    Feb 24, 2012, 06.36 PMby Rosemarysclothes

    They look very professional, they don’t have that handmade look at all. Well done!

    Hopefully i will aspire to make some one day myself.

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      Feb 24, 2012, 09.50 PMby Rebekah Fox

      That is so nice of you to say! I do hope you will give pants a try.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 06.31 PMby janul

    these are fabulous!

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