I have been wanting a pair of floral pants like these since forevah! It's almost like Cynthia Rowley heard my prayer lol, by creating this pattern ( well the pants at least), and speaking of Cynthia Rowley this is the first pattern of hers that I've sewn; although, I own practically all of her patterns. I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it, and knew I had to these pants in floral.. The pants come together relatively quickly and seem to be your standard Big 4 pattern instructions.
|"Apple Shape" ladies we can |
embrace the high waist too..
I think layering with a cami and
blouse, helps to keep the original
flow of the high waist; yet gives an
illusion of a smaller waistline. IMHO
That being said and with this not being my first go at pants making, I knew that there were certain elements that I wanted to include. I added 1 1/2 inches to the front and back pieces to allow for a hem allowance. I added twill tape in the waistline seams, also adding twill tape in the crotch seam (this is done to avoid your pants from growing). I made sure to add interfacing to stabilize the zipper area, especially having used a stretch twill fabric that had a slight stretch; I wanted to prevent puckering in this area.
|Pocket with invisible zipper..|
|Inside shot...I'm going to try the bias|
binding next time to see if I can get a cleaner
finish...Practice makes perfect, or at least better!
I didn't really have any sewing difficulties in sewing these pants; however, getting them to fit was entire different beast... The waist, which is a bit snug; however, I am an " apple shape" and carry most of my weight in my tummy area ,so I knew that I would need to adjust there. However, I did have to continue working with the fit to achieve the taper leg that is shown on the model . You definitely will need to adjust in order to achieve the look that you desire.
Overall this is a great pattern, one in which I'm sure you will be pleased with! I probably will make one more pair, preferably in a solid color for fall, but we'll see! I hope you ladies have a wonderful weekend filled with sewing and fabric shopping, of course lol!
~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce