Sunday, November 9, 2008

Muslin Number Five

I'm really liking how muslin #5 turned out. I think that once I add just a smidgen to the side seams so that my large round belly isn't quite so outlined, I'm really going to love this pattern. The legs are hanging much better in the front and back.

While I know I don't have the most attractive back end, I do like my pants to fit me well there. I've now successfully removed all the extra fabric that most pants patterns have on me. The legs hang reasonably well too. Next I have to redraft the waistband and pockets and then I'll be ready to make the black pair of pants I've been promising. However, before I do that I'm going to sew me a nice TNT t-shirt just so I can feel successful. Making pants muslins has worn me out.


  1. Woo hoo, almost there! I agree, just a smidge of width at the hip and you're done. You're not doing another muslin, right? A TNT T for instant gratification sounds good.

  2. Good work on the pants pattern. Making pants is scary - I haven't had any successes yet but I am trying to learn more about the fitting process. Those are going to look great made up!

  3. Sherril, you're a GREAT example for the "in an hour" gals who want expert results... 1,2,3,4,5 muslins!! Now, THAT's determination that pays off, eh!!
    Looking forward to seeing your "real" pants!!
    Soft hug,
    Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

  4. Very nice, Sherril! I know you're worn out from all those muslins. I look forward to seeing the real pants.

  5. I have cut the fabric for a pair of pants, but have felt too nervous to keep going. Yours is going to be fab!


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