Wednesday, May 5, 2010

SWAP is D*O*N*E and I'm free to step into the future

That's right. The last piece of my swap is finished. It came out beautiful. The fit is sooo right. There was a reason why I sewed this item last. Most of the times when I sew pants the fit is not good. There's a lot of wrinkling and pulling in the crotch-area. I tried a few things to adjust the pattern but they never worked out right. For this project I decided on a fairly easy adjustment.
I added 2 cm, back and front, like this:

That way the crotchline lowers 2 cm as well and that seems to make all the difference. The problems I was expecting didn't occur. This is gonna be my standard alteration from now on. I'm so glad this one worked out. I suck at pattern-alterations, big time!
But this gave me a lot of courage to start sewing more pants.

Here's the result:


It sits quite high on the waist, which I love. I hate low-waisted pants. Just don't have the bodyshape for it. Actually, it's my tummy that hates it. It just can't decide wether it's supposed to be tucked in or to lie on top of the waistband. (Hate it!) 
This height is much better.

By-the-way, it's almost impossible to see but there are pockets as well. Click here to see the linedrawing.

Finishing these pants means I have 4 outfits to show you!!!
But that'll have to wait untill the next time. I'm sorry, but tomorrow work starts again and I really have to do some household- / laundry-duties now. I've been neglecting them for the sake of sewing but now it's time to look them in the eyes.

Ending my SWAP means I'm free to start looking at other sewing-projects. I don't think I'll be doing a SWAP again in the near future. After number two I already felt restricted. (I knew if I would sew other things in between that it would take me forever to finish, so I had to stick to the original plan).

A few weeks ago it was secretaries-day (I work as an executive-secretary) and as a gift I received a voucher with which I can get a subscription to a magazine. There were a lot of magazines to choose from but it only took me 1,3 seconds to find my favourite one: Knip-Mode.
I will receive 5 monthly issues, starting this weekend. Can't wait!!! It comes just in time now that I'm ready for new things. And boy, am I ready!

If all goes well I promise to post pictures of my outfits this coming weekend.
So hopefully till then.



Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

KID, MD said...

Beautiful! The fit is great. Nice work!

gwensews said...

Those pants have a perfect fit. Congratulations. It's not easy to fit pants. Wow--Knip Mode? Lucky you!

JoanneM said...

Those pants are flawless!!!! Wonderful!!!!

Eugenia said...

What great pants!! You've done an amazing job with the fit - you're really going to enjoy wearing these. Congratulations on getting such a nice gift for secretaries day.

Kathi said...

Lucky you on your subscription!! I love the pants - I clicked through and was quite disappointed I don't have issues that far back. Like you, I like my pants to come up a littler higher. It is an age thing for me!!

Baking Soda said...

Could it be that this is THE solution for me as well? Like you I always have the wrinkling and horizontal lines going on plus gaping at the back ánd front waistline GRRR). I so want to sew pants, would love to have a fitting pants pattern.