Pattern: Colette Patterns Clover Pants
Fabric: Stretch Navy Cotton Drill from Tessuti Fabrics Melbourne
Notions: 10" invisible zip
From my muslin test run, I made a size 18 sizing down to size 16 during the fabric fit. I then straightened the centre front seam and made it more like a right angle (by about 1cm) to remove the bagginess I get in the crotch. I then raised the centre back by 1cm by adding tissue to the paper. When I cut my fashion fabric, it had more stretch so I took in the side seams by another 1cm. I got a lot of bubbling on my hips. You know the bit between your love handles and tops of your things? Where the dint is? So I straightened the hip curve to eliminate this. Worked like a charm!
I used the book Pants for Real People heavily during this make and strongly suggest buying this book if you want to understand fitting process of pants.
There is still a little bit of extra fabric in the crotch area but I think I can live with that. Any suggestions? Next up, a pair in charcoal herringbone wool suiting I picked up at The Fabric Store.
I finished the waistband facing with some lovely navy and white spot binding that I bought in Tokyo last year. Every time I put them on, I think of our lovely holiday. That makes me smile!