Pants for the First Time

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Simplicity 2860 Link to website or photo www.simplicity.com/p-1777-missmiss-petite-pants.aspx 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!

What you will need

  • polyester poplin
  • bias tape
  • button

Q&A with herlittleway

Cheri01 asked:
Wow! They fit you perfectly. I have a hard time finding pants that fit right and are long enough also. I too have had a pattern for at least a year; this gives me hope that maybe I should get it out and give it a try.
herlittleway answered:
That is so nice of you to say, Cheri! I do hope you will pull out your pattern and try your hand at it.