So, it’s a month of muslins for me. I should be able to get three or four patterns fitted, and I will be good and sick of the whole process by the end of it.
There are four styles for which I’d like to nail down a pattern and get it fitted so I can go back to it repeatedly. My first challenge will be choosing among the many options.
Simple, flat-front, wide-leg pant:It's a bit hard to see on these wardrobe patterns, but the pants are fitted at waist and draping with a slight flare from the hips to the floor. This is my usual pant style.
Narrow-leg pattern that can be used for capri or cigarette pant: The shape looks the same in 1959 and 2011! Not as flattering on me, but the narrow leg looks better under tunics and oversized tops than a wide leg.
Funky, non-traditional jeans:
Skinny leg, baggy, flared, bootcut, mom jeans, low waist, hi-rise, stonewashed, faded, dark rinse, colored. So many choices out there! I just want a comfy denim pant that isn’t too tight but looks nice. A couple of fun details and topstitching are good, but I’m not getting into rivets or back pockets.
Try out the high-waist style
I love the look, but will it work on me? I have the sense that the front would have to be boned to keep my so-called waist from flopping over and squashing the fabric into a puddle in my lap. Good reason to do a muslin first.
I'm off to Pattern Review now, to see what other users had to say about some of the patterns.
What's on your list for March?