Saturday, September 26, 2015

Vogue 1436

Well, I didn't even make it to round 2 in the Pattern Review Sewing Bee.  I'll just assume it's more to do with the simplicity of my blouse than my lame sewing skills.  :-)

If I'd had to fit pants for the bee, though, I think we all know I'd be out with these:

Ok, yes, I should have made a muslin. I got cocky.  From now on, all new pants patterns will be muslined by me, but it's really a moot point, because I will not be straying from my TNT (tried-and-true) for a long time.

Here they were last time I showed them.  They are Vogue 1436.  I was able to improve the back a bit, but the front fit suffered.  I think the proportions are just weird, too.  The high waist makes the zipper look too short and my rear look saggy.

I wore them with a longer sweater over top and it was fine for church.  I don't think I'll be wearing these often.  It would be a fun exercise to make some very similar in style but starting with my TNT pattern.  Not for a little while, though.  I'm over pants for the moment.  

I am of course most upset about using this gorgeous tropical wool from Pennie Fabrics in Sarasota for some blah pants.  Live and make that muslin!


  1. Oh Jenny. I feel your pain. We all have results like that even when we've been sewing for 50 some years ! They are not too bad but I understand that sometimes , things we make just don't get worn. I just put two dresses that were worn each only once, in the give away bin !

    1. Thank you, Diana! Getting rid of things I've made is always twice as hard as giving away store-bought things. :-)

  2. Sorry Jenny, but I agree with Diana, your pants are really not bad at all! The fact that you feel the high waist may be your may want to try a "short waist" adjustment. I do them to all my pants pattern right away because I have a short waist and know I will need it. (Most Big 4 patterns are designed for a longer torso). You don't look like you have a short waist, but it may help. I can bring one of my pattern pieces during our upcoming meet up so you can see what I do. I really do like what you've done here though, they really do look nice!

    1. Thanks, Myra! I agree I'd be much happier if they just weren't so high-waisted. Definitely something to measure on future pants.


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