I finished my muslin for my first attempt at sewing Clover. This is for Colette Pattern's sewalong that is happening here at the Coletterie blog. I think that the photos do not do these pants any justice. I have been out and about and have actually had four strangers of all walks of life stop me to comment on how fabulous these pants/jeans look on me. Score!
I purchased some stretch denim a gold metalic color from Yardage Town for this project. I really love the outcome, although it might not be the best material to interpret fitting issues, since the metallic shows a lot of wrinkles naturally. I think the fit is fairly good, although I failed to let my fabric lay out on the cutting table to breathe before cutting it. I think it did grow a tiny bit after wearing it out to dinner with friends.I did get some nice compliments, which is always affirming. Janell claims she rarely EVER gives compliments on clothing so I felt fabulous. I wore it with my second Sorbetto top and a RTW cardigan out to dinner. I took pictures in a different top though, so you can see more of the fit.
Any suggestion on fit? I made a size 8 which is much smaller than normal, but I still think it has room. I made a waist adjustment on this one so that is a size 10. I also added some length to the pants. This pattern is for ankle length pants, but with heels, I needed this extra 2-3" to get it to my ankle. The zipper came in perfectly, but unfortunately it looks like there is a small tear in the zipper fabric, so its getting stuck at the top when I zip it. Since this was just the muslin, I don't know that I'll redo it. With my overly narrow hips, I'm still able to pull them off without unzipping them anyway. That makes me think I could have skipped the waist adjustment. What do you think? I'm laying new fabric out on the cutting table today so it can breathe and grow before I cut it. Should I retry this pair exactly as it and then recheck? I really want the perfect fitting pants. That's what's so great about this sewalong.