*Note to self: Self, you may not want to drink wine and cut out patterns on Saturday nights.
The problem with that is clearly I think I’m thinner than I am. Last night I cut out the BWOF 4-2007-120 capris in a *34* after making my usual 38 and having them be big. I’m usually about a 6 in American RTW. It feels fine, but I think the smiley wrinkles under the butt and the wrinkles above the calf tell different story.
Why didn’t I just make a 36 like I suggested in yesterday’s post? Well, they were big and Wine + Sewing + Saturday Night = Body Dysmorphia.
Here are the results, no facing, no hemming, no zipper — just the down and dirty. Let’s focus on the positive here and not the fact that these now fit like pantyhose.
What I do like is that I cut the waistband on the true bias and did get this neat effect on the back. I think the hip yoke would have worked better if it was a straight horizontal. I had a little gape in the waist band, so I took that in about an inch before attaching it to the pant back.
original muslin below
What I don’t like is that I’ll be eating spinach with vinegar to be able to wear these pants.
I’ll still finish them and wear them. Because they have some lycra, I think they will stretch like jeans. I didn’t do the drop and squat yet because I haven’t finished them.
Let me say that this is a really nice pattern. Very flattering with nice details. I will be making them again this summer — in a 36. I will not be overconfident and cut a 34 ever again.
As for my friend, I drove out at 6:00 a.m. to see her race in the triathalon this morning and she placed 2nd for first time marathoners and 10th in her age group!