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Pants are hard!

Added Oct 27, 2014

by Mixedemotions

Bordeaux, France






I traced a pair of RTW pants, and then made many muslins. This is where it’s at for now. The top is another Simplicity 1366, a Cynthia Rowley pattern, but in a knit this time. More on my blog: http://blogmixedemotions.blogspot.fr/2014/10/pants-are-hard.html

Material Notes

stretch cotton with a brushed surface.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Preppy, Classic, Casual, Business
Cotton, Blends

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    Nov 11, 2014, 11.57 AMby sewing fanatic

    nice fabric on the top, looks terrific

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    Oct 28, 2014, 08.50 AMby Mixedemotions

    Thank you for the comments ! Kiki, yes my back inseam is shorter than the front. It ended up that way after x number of muslins, and since I knew that a lot patterns have that, I decided it was a good thing ;)

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    Oct 28, 2014, 02.29 AMby gtangel

    Love the look. That fabric on the top is just beautiful.

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    Oct 28, 2014, 12.13 AMby KikiDelivery

    To your blog question regarding the pooling of fabric in back; do you remember if your back upper inseam was shorter than the front inseam? I believe Burda pants patterns have the back inseam about 1/2-3/4" shorter than the front. The back upper inseam-line is then stretched to match the front by iron then sewn together. (Other patterns have you ease the difference while sewing.) It is suppose to reduce the fabric under the seat.

    That said, I would not have noticed the back if you had not pointed it out. In fact, I do believe you need it to sit, especially if your fabric does not contain elastane. Great job on your pants!

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    Oct 27, 2014, 02.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Oh, I love both your pants and top! You look terrific! – and for sure you can be happy with the result! :)

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