|I made view C|
Of course, there are literally thousands of culotte patterns, but I loved the pocket detailing on these pants. I don't know? I think it just made them that much cooler :). What I love so much about the Palmer/Pletsch brand is that they include fitting tips in their patterns. I mean, how amazing is that right?! Well, I've been on a pants kick lately, especially, with taking several courses on Craftsy for fitting pants.
For the fabric, I used a stretch denim, which meant I could have gone down a size in the hips, at least. I love tissue fitting because I don't always have extra time for muslin's, but that just shows how much fabric can differ from tissue fitting. I used my normal sizing at the moment, which is an 18 at the waist and below; however, with the stretch of this fabric- I could have gone down to a 16 in the hip area. I guess I just didn't want to over fit these pants, as these pants are designed to have a little ease. Culottes,in general should have a little ease,right?!
|Just opted for a machine hem, as is seen in RTW culottes.|
I think that this pattern is drafted wonderfully. I didn't have to make any adjustments to the pattern. I initially added an inch to the hem, but removed this extra length, because it made my pants appear to be to short, like "high water" pants territory, lol.. No, bueno! I just removed the extra length and all was good in the hood again,lol.
|Inside shot of the zipper area. I interfaced this area. This pattern|
is not drafted with a zipper shield, but one could easily alter
if you want a zipper shield in your pants.
You hear all the time people say, that pants making isn't difficult, and it's not! I think the most difficult part is the fitting. I mean, you can have a pair of pants fit in one fabric, but a change in fabrics, can produce different results at times. I still really do love pant sewing. I told you guys that along with being on a pants kick. I've also been on a Craftsy kick,lol! Well, I've been also taking a few classes from Janet Pray on Craftsy. Let me just say, publicly, if this woman was giving a class on ten different ways to say hello. I would be there,okay, LOL! This woman, knows her stuff, as simple as that!
|The inside waistband and the zipper end done with the burrito technique.|
|The outside waistband.. I am now a Janet Pray fan girl, yes indeed!|
I've also started sewing the crotch seam, just the curve with a stretch stitch. This is to prevent your pants from splitting in the crotch or rear area. Have you ever sewn a pair of pants before that when you bent down to grab something, your pants split, or you heard that cracking of stitching sound? Yeah, we've all been there a time or two,lol. Well, you can use a stretch stitch in the crotch area, and no more cracking or breaking stitches in this area, at least, LOL!.
Well, you guys that's all I have for now. I am going start working on another McCall's pattern, but I promised the hubby a shirt first. Geesh, doesn't he know that I am a selfish seamstress,lol! For all my stateside peeps, I hope you guys all have a safe and wonderful Labor Day! And I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!
As always, Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! ~Candice