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Grey Nichola

Added Aug 20, 2008

by amanda77

Farwell, Texas, ...






Because other members said the pants ran large, I made a muslin tracing of the back piece of a pair of pants I own that fits me well, and compared that to the back pattern piece. The crotch curve matched, but the side seam was about 1/2" smaller, so I shaved 1/2" off of the side pieces (front and back) of the pattern. I sewed the side seams with a 5/8" seam, and found that over the hips, they were a little tight, but the waist fit fine, so I went back and sewed over the hips with a 3/8" seam, tapering back to 5/8 at the waist and legs.

Instead of making buttonholes, I used velcro on the pocket flaps and a flat hook and eye closure at the waist (I think it helps the waist look smoother and more professional). My buttons are only for decoration.

Material Notes

A polyester moleskin (I think)






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    Aug 30, 2008, 02.56 PMby jeffrey

    dianacirne is correct – I am really impressed with how well made they are – I’m really nervous about trying pants because I worry they won’t be good enough to wear – these are great.

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    Aug 22, 2008, 09.49 AMby dianacirne

    So well made! Love the linen!

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    Aug 20, 2008, 03.00 PMby carlatv

    They look really nice on you.

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    Aug 20, 2008, 12.15 PMby maldrich

    They look so professional! Especially with the serged fly. Great job!

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