May 31, 2017

I WANT IT ALL - PART 3...

...pants fitting - yes I'm still at it.  I decided I needed to make a second muslin.  Yes it was  a real time consuming Memorial Day task

Christmas of 2015 one of my customers gave me a big old Joann's gift certificate and this is part of what I used it for (and patterns of course).  I usually use old white sheets for muslins, but my sheet stash is getting a little low.  This muslin is 90" wide.

I transferred changes from the first muslin to the second muslin.  After making so many changes things started to get a little confusing, so I've started writing all my changes down in a journal.  Should have started doing this long ago.
Muslin #2

I have just a little bit of wrinkling in the front (mmmmm), but I do have an attractive and comfortable fit.
Earlier this month I had joined up with the Pin It Sew It Event sponsored by the hosts of "That Sewing Blab"  a weekly internet talk show (I hope you consider watching this show if you haven't done so already).  For this event participants select a Pinterest garment to make.

Since I'm working on pants I chose this wide flare legged pair as the inspiration for my entry.
I'll still be concentrating on pants fitting for a while, because remember, I WANT IT ALL...

24 comments:

  1. I think they are coming along quite nicely! I admire your persistence.

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  2. Those are looking pretty good Faye! I knew a flare leg would look great on you! I'm bummed I was too late to participate in the Pin It Sew It (though I know there will be many more challenges!). I've been finally getting around to watching the show--it's so fun! I'm so glad to get to know everyone through FB!

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    1. Sorry you didn't make it in time Elizabeth, I barely made it myself. But as you said there will be plenty challenges to come and that's a good thing. Sew Much Talent(gr)has a challenge each month of the year, June will be pattern hack month.
      So glad you are enjoying the Tuesday night Blab, and it's nice to see you there too. Pop on camera sometimes, I'd love to hear your voice!

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  3. I love your entry! Nice fitting work!

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    1. Making muslins is slow work for me Vanessa. It makes me feel that I'm not making ANY progress at all especially when I have to make 2 of them. But it's so much better than having to throw my fashion fabric away.

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  4. As a fellow pant's fit traveller who also 'wants it all' and has lost count of the number of toiles enroute (and wearable toiles, in wear), I salute you Fay, great job! I like that the journey can be a toil but the pants are a toile :)

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    1. I love it when I can end up with a decent fit. It makes me want to celebrate Dilliander!

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  5. Looks great !! and of the thought a little wrinkling ensures wearing ease.

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    1. Thank you Sheila and I know you are right. One really needs room for sitting and bending too.

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  6. Your pants look great. I think you're definitely on course to having it all!

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    1. Thank you Catherine! I am going to keep at it.

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  7. Those are some really pretty pants on you Faye! I am so happy to see you hang in there and coming out on top! Keep working on it and it will be second nature before you know it! Thanks so much for always supporting the show! We truly appreciate it!

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    1. Yes, I'm working hard on this Myra. I love supporting and thank you for ALWAYS supporting me!

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  8. Nice work, Faye; and it looks like you're getting a great fit.

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  9. The black pants look really good on you! I'm impressed.

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    1. Thank you so much Marjie!

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  10. So far so good! You're going to get a perfect fit! :)

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    1. Thank you Carolyn for looking in. I am trying!

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  11. Those pants are looking really good. I know you will make them even better but I think at this point you definitely have RTW beat!

    I hear you on the muslin confusion. I have the same problem if I don't write it all down. Thanks for the reminder.

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  12. Thank you Bunny. Now I have to be careful not to over-fit because that causes problems too. Did you get all moved yet?

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