I was ready for a change so I decided a new haircut was in order...Then on to some new clothes...
Pattern Description: Misses'/miss petite wide leg pants with individual pattern pieces given for slim, average and curvy fit. Amazing Fit.
Pattern Sizing: I used a heavily altered (mutilated) size 16
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sort of except for my changes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the look of these trousers...Some people might like skinny legs, but I love a wide leg trouser.
Fabric Used: tropical weight wool that has been looking at me in my sewing room for so long that I dont remember where I got it from...
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Plenty alterations here...I set out to make the perfect pants for my TNT pattern...I have scoliosis so I have one hip that is 1&1/2 inches higher than the other, It is also fuller on that side. So, my first step was to trace the pattern to have separate pattern pieces for the right and left front and right and left back....I also decided that since I was just trying to get a good fit to leave off the pockets. I just taped the front and the side yoke together prior to cutting..I started with a straight size 16 and added 4 inches at the knee and 2 inches at the bottom, and made a muslin . It was a little tight in the waist, needless to say,LOL so I added 1 inch to the right and left front waistband side seams. I increased the height of the right back and front pieces at the waistband seam by 1&1/2 inches since that is my high hip side. I made another muslin and decided to alter the pattern again as follows:I narrowed the back width on both back pieces at the back inseam about 1/2 inch from about 3 inches below the derriere up to the crotch seam in order to remove the wrinkles under the bum (I dont have much in that department!!!.) I then also did the clown but alteration taking out 1/2 inch wedge at crotch level on both left and right back. I then got some foil, rolled it up in a long line and used it to mimic my crotch curve...L shaped, just as I suspected. I altered both the back pieces to make the crotch curve L shaped and voila.. I decided to add Finally, the results of all my hard work was perfection...I loved the fit. And these pants are the result of all these weeks of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears...but it was so worth it!!!.. Oh I also fully lined these. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? For all this work I did, I will sew these for every pant pattern I make...This one is it for me...It is my TNT, hopefully forever and ever!!!!
Conclusion: Pants heaven!!!
Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, lined jacket has collar, shoulder pads, princess seams, three-quarter length sleeves with cuffs and shaped hem. B: purchased trim. Slightly flared, below mid-knee skirt is fitted through hip and has princess seams and left side zipper closure. Straight-legged pants has stitched pleats and left side zipper closure. I made the jacket.
Pattern Sizing:14-16-18Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, except for my changes
Were the instructions easy to follow?I didnt read them
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I always have to do an FBA so I love patterns with shoulder princess seams.
Fabric Used: I used a deep navy tropical weight wool...It has been in my stash for a while so I dont remember where I got it from.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I cut a size 16 at the shoulders and went out to a size 18 from the bust down. I did a 1&3/4 FBA. Since I am tall, I added an 1&1/2 at the lengthen/ shorten line and also added 1&1/2 to the bottom to make the length about 26 inches. I added welt pockets and I drafted half circle flaps. I also used the sleeves from Vogue 7975 as I wanted 2 piece full length sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I will...I love sholder princess seam jackets as they as so easy to do FBA's on. I think the silhouette is classic and this one will join my other TNT jacket patterns.
Conclusion: This is a nice classic jacket pattern that I highly recommend.