Blog #2 Project #1
Vogue 8751 – it says “very easy pants”, that sounds great!
I pull out the instructions and started reading the back of the envelope.
LESSON 1 LEARNED – apparently, the sizes listed are not the same as Ready to Wear. In regular clothing I am normally a 12, however in patterns, I am between a 16 and 18.
This means that most of my patterns were ranges from 6-12 category, which means I bought many wrong patterns, which means now I have to wait for more sales to go back and buy the right size.
As shown, this pattern is for sized 6 – 12. I now had to go back to the store and buy the correct size.
LESSON 2 LEARNED – measure correctly. Apparently I measured incorrectly (I think I must have done it over clothes). I cut out the 18 as directed. At this point in time of my new sewing brain, I wasn’t aware of grading or how to fit. I just thought cut and sew:)
Here are the back directions and a sample of the fabric that I was using.
After cutting out, I began to follow the directions, which were not too difficult, but by no means to me easy. To me, I had a hard time understanding them. This should not be a first project if you have no idea about construction of pants.
After what feels like forever, I finally got the front and back together. I think this took me 3 tries.
Okay, ready for try on, ohhhhhhh so bad. They were so big and the crotch hung down so low.
I can fix this!!!!
I will just undo the thread and cut it to make smaller.
So I cut on either side of the pants,
I don’t have a picture, but image this as the pants. See the dotted lines, while, I probably should have cut there.
See the uneven straight lines, yeah, that’s what I did. I cut just like that without a ruler.
I then tried to sew back together. Yeah, didn’t work.
I waded them up and put them into a bag to fix later. Five years later they are still not touched.
I just recently went to find the bag and can’t find it. I hate clutter, so maybe in one of my cleaning days, it was accidently tossed out.
Now that I know how expensive fabric is, I wished I would not have done that:)
After five years, I finally attempted pants again, yes it took that long after that horrible experience. But hey, you have to learn sometime.
But that will come later, on to Project #2.
Until next time, Cheerio!!