Can you tell I am trying to make more pants? I love making pants! Even if they don't fit perfectly right off the bat they are so much fun to refine the fit! So here is my muslin of Barb's Stretch Pant.
From the back of the pattern pdf...this is a new version of the famous Linda pant. It features a slimmer leg but is not too slim, perfect for the office.
I like how slim this line drawing is!
I cut this out and made them in about 2 hours flat. Use a high quality stretch woven and they will be super awesome! I wasn't quite sure how these would work since there isn't any type of closure, but they are well drafted and they just for out of the package, it fit well.
My fabric was from Fabric Mart and was part of a free bundle package I received for ordering a while back. I wasn't sure what to do with it and then I ran across this pattern and the lights went off and bam, I had a muslin!
I made a straight up size 12. When I make these again, I would like to work with my flat booty and the ripples I get at the back of my upper thighs. I almost took a fish eye dart in the back but wanted to give them a shot prior to any alterations at all. What I learned was that I still need a fish eye dart!
I also need to a slight swayback adjustment and to adjust the width of the leg seams from top to bottom.
I really like this pattern! I think it is ripe for adding all sorts of things like welt pockets, cargo pockets, play with the length to make them cropped, etc.
Thanks for reading! You'll see me make more of these!