Thursday, April 21, 2016

BWOF Pants



The goal is to make pants that are both comfortable and look good.  I've read books, researched, taken on-line classes, tried various fit alterations, and made many, many test pants.  And rarely have I been happy with the results. But This pair comes pretty close.



This is an old BWOF magazine pattern,  from March 2006.  It's just a basic trouser pattern with fairly slim legs.  It has front pockets similar to jeans pockets.  I made a size 44.



My fabric is olive green stretch woven that I most likely bought at Joann Fabrics.  I've been labeling my fabric for several years and since this wasn't labeled, it's been in my stash for quite a while.   Since it has lycra in it, I was afraid they might really stretch out while I was wearing them.  But after wearing them all day, they stilled looked pretty good.





Alterations I made: I lengthened the side seams by adding 1/2 inch to the top of the waist on front & back and I added 1/2 inch to the back crotch point. 



My main fit issue in both RTW and self-made is a fold/wrinkle under the seat.  It's less in this pair, but still there on the right side.   I feel like I'm making some progress.



3 comments:

  1. They look good, even with the wrinkle under the seat. I'm not sure how to deal with that, because that is not the fitting issue I have. Pants are hard, aren't they, as far as fit is concerned. I do think that when you have found a pair of pants that you are happy with, that is most of the battle won.

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  2. They look great to me too and what a great color that will go with everything! :)

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  3. Looking good! and I love your pup-photo bomber. Pants are hard!

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