I've made two now and I'm convinced these are great fitting pants. The Eureka Pattern envelope contains pants to trace based on your dimensions and one of three butt shapes. I was lucky to have Rae Cumbie fit me at the Atlanta Expo, so she selected the size and the appropriate butt shape. And she pinned until they were right and made notes on further changes. There was no guesswork for me. I made the mods she prescribed, changing only the length. They are just right. I think.
I fussed and fumed over the white pants. They are not slimming. I ended up taking them in and shortening them. But they were probably fine before that. The fabric is a soft denim, easy to sew and comfy to wear. I finished the waistline with a narrow, straight-of-grain binding.
Next I made a pair from this yummy cross-dyed linen from The Sewing Workshop. I just love this version of green.
I chose to add a facing to these. I added the facings before seaming the side seams. This gave me an easier way to adjust the width. As it happens, there were just right the first time! Now, that's a great fitting pair of pants.
|Look how pretty that green is!|
It can be such a challenge to fit. I find that this is especially true when you keep hoping you will look much slimmer than you actually are. I'd rather make a fantastically slenderizing pair of pants than eat less. I'd rather try one pattern after another before giving up sweets. Am I in denial? Maybe I have body image issues? Yes and yes.
On the other hand, I recently watched an inspiring documentary called Embrace. I recommend it (here is the trailer). We all know that the culture tells us we are not enough. And we all know that is false. So why do so many women hate their bodies? I'm working on this. That's why I put the picture of my backside first. I can do this, yes, I can!