It’s the last day of Indie Pattern Month 2015, thank you so much to the editors for organising and for the members showing so much inspiration and ideas, and I decided to end it on an indie note. Today’s outfit: My Starry Alma blouse (Sewaholic) and my brand new Clover Pants (Colette). Neither piece is perfect, I sewed the Alma last year when I weighed a bit more and the pants are a wearable muslin. None-the-less, I loved this outfit!
I sewed the pants over the weekend and I must admit that sewing pants isn’t very hard. Now fitting them is a whole other story. I have no knowledge on fitting pants, so I thought I could enlist the help of The Monthly Stitch to advice me on pant fitting. I thought the Clover Pants was a good starting point as there are no fiddly details such as a front fly or slant side pockets (although I do wish to add them). Start simple. Plus I got them on sale. I fell in between the size 4 and 6 and sewed a straight size 6. Perhaps I should have sewn a 4? I also feel there’s some excess fabric around the crotch and back. Seeing the pictures, I definitely feel I should go down a size. The pictures are taken after a day of wear. I’m open for any advice, but at the same time I know I will only go so far in achieving the perfect fit. Having worn RTW pants all my life, I don’t know how pants are supposed to fit on me. Sad but true.
The fabric is a brushed stretch cotton twill from Stoff och Stil. It’s lovely and soft and was a joy to work with. I found the pattern easy to work with, although some of my notches didn’t line up, if that’s due to the pattern or me, I’ll leave unsaid. The instructions are easy to follow, although sometimes Colette has a little too much hand-holding for my taste. But better that than the other way around I suppose.
I love wearing these pants and they fill a gap in my wardrobe, I just want them a bit better. I think I can reach that goal and when I do I want a pair in every colour. Well, maybe not, but I do have some burgundy Twill waiting for me. So please help me with these pants. I ask because I know you will be nice to me, right? (Sorry for the boring pictures, quick photo shoot after work)