Ah yes first off it's my birthday and every time I think about my birthday I think of this scene in one of my favorite movies, Sixteen Candles. Some days I would give anything to pinch myself and be transported back to my former 16 year old self but then again I think 36 isn't so bad...(ask me at the end of the day how I feel about that).
To celebrate my birthday I took a couple days off work. (Really I just needed to sew my Me Made May garments) I finished up Simplicity 1696 Amazing Fit pants. I'm not really sure how I feel about the word amazing. Amazing to me would of been a great fit right out of the envelope, without the half day spent fussing over a saggy crotch. It's sort of irritating to me that I matched my measurements up exactly to the pattern sizing and I still had to adjust for fit...not quite amazing. First you choose your pattern size based on your waist and hip, pretty straight forward. You then measure your back crotch length to determine your figure type, slim, average, curvy. Based on my measurements I'm a 12 average (story of my life).
I have to say after getting the saggy crotch ordeal out of the way I am rather pleased with the fit. The pattern does allow for 1 inch seam allowances in key fitting areas. Because of this I think I can get away with going down to at least a size 10. I am wondering if I also go to a slim size if it will help alleviate the crotchiness??
Some details on the insides, sorry I forgot to take pictures...
*For my pocket lining and waist facings I used leftover vintage kitty fabric from my Colette
Macaron. Oh they are purrfect!
*My seams are all pinked. I tried to use my new to me serger given to me by my hubby's granny
but it was not cooperating. Think it needs a servicing.
*I used my blind hem foot for the bottom hem. I LOVE that foot!
Oh Vito he's such a photogenic little pug!
So what is everyone working on? I need some inspiration for my next project. Oh you'll notice in the top two photos I have on yellow shoes and nude colored shoes. What's your pick? I kinda like the nude...