|Vest is S1756 I reviewed this|
last year..I love when other garments
that you've made prior work together
with new garments!(I'm a cornball it's ok lol)
Here you can see the waistband a little clearerand I have to tell you this pants are extremely
comfortable. They're fitted, without being over fitted,ya know?!
You see, I knew from having made the floral pants that I was going to need more room in the waist, ugh, there goes that "apple shape".... I almost always need a little extra room in the waist area, especially pants, and skirts. What I did first was to measure the waistband pattern piece on my waist, and measured how much I needed to add for it to meet at the center front. I'm not sure if this is the legit way; however, it works for me! So, I then added this amount by slashing and spreading the amount in the waist of the pants front and back, and the waist band pieces. I made sure not slash and spread through the hip area, as I am not "hippy" and didn't need the extra room there, only in the waist area.
|altered pattern, gosh I could have least|
ironed the pattern to take the picture sheesh
|I followed the instructions using this book|
to make the alterations.
This fabric does have a little more stretch than my first pair, in which I used a stretch twill that I picked up from Fabric.com. I do believe that this pattern benefits from being made in a fabric that has a wee bit of stretch; however, it probably wasn't necessary to add as much to the waist, seeing that stretch fabric grows a little throughout the day. I was sure to add twill tape to the waistline and pocket edges, so while my fabric grew a wee bit, it was not much. I guess it's safe to say that every fabric will behave differently. I wore them on Tuesday all day for appointments, and wore them again on yesterday, for dinner with the hubby, man I just gave up my Diva card saying that BAHAHAHAHA!
What else? Oh yeah, I moved my zipper to the left instead of the right, because I am a lefty and had trouble zipping myself up with the zipper being on the right with the first pair. I also tapered the leg a little more on the ankle. I just basically grabbed a pair of my favorite RTW skinny pants and got my measurements from there. I also did not do the recommended 1 1/4 hem, I used a 5/8 hem as I already have a pair of black ankle pants, and plus I want to be able to wear these pants with my boots in the fall, yassss hunty! I'm not sure what's next, maybe that just means I need more fabric and patterns, right?! LOL! Welp, that's all I have y'all! I hope you all enjoy your weekend and that it is full of great shopping, and sewing!
~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!