Simplicity 2860 »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Traditional
polyester poplin, bias tape, button
What was your inspiration?
Finding a good fitting pair of pants has always been a major issue for me because of my height. Im over six feet tall and not many stores carry 37" inseams. But back in December I noticed that JCPenney started selling Ultra Talls and so I bought a couple of their career trousers to try out. They fit pretty good! That gave me some hope and inspiration so I decided to pull out my Simplicity 2860 (that I had in my stash for about a year), and make my own!
What are you most proud of?
I sewed these up much faster than I thought and I even went through making a muslin. Ive never had good success with muslin fitting, mainly due to not knowing how to transfer my muslin changes to the actual pattern. But I took it slowly and figured it out as I went along. Its not that hard as I originally thought!
After the fitting was done the construction of the pants went lightning fast and the finished piece is really something Im proud of. I am liking pant making more and more.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I have to say that pants are easy garments to sew--something you would never expect, right? They may be a beast to fit but when it comes down to construction, they're even easier than a skirt with a facing and a lining. I believe it ia all due to their long seamlines that are few and far between. There are typically just two side seams, the crotch seam, and the waistband. Done! So if you've been daydreaming of making your own, just go for it!