Jalie Pants – Version 1

While it doesn’t look too horrible in the photo, these pants look more like leggings in real life – they’re just too tight in the legs even though I used a stretch material. I’ve also noticed some pulling along the crotch line because the fabric is stretching to much in the upper thigh (possibly hip as well). Even thought I traced off the size that should work with my measurements, things just don’t look quite right so I’m going to go up one size up to see what difference this makes in the fit (although I keeping the lower portion of the legs – below the knee, the same width since this area fits fine).
Before I start version 2, I’m going to start work on the Burda top. I’ve been working up the nerve to cut into my black and white art print from Gorgeous Fabrics for this (I keep reminding myself of my New Year’s resolution: stop being afraid to use my ‘favorite’ fabrics that are in my stash). Wish me luck!

6 thoughts on “Jalie Pants – Version 1

  1. MichelleB

    I’m wishing you good luck! Because I, too, hate to cut into my favorite fabrics – which is crazy. Good luck on the pants, too. I admire you for even trying them.

  2. Sarah

    I think they look nice but you have to be comfortable with them. Good luck with that stash thing – I have that ongoing problem, too!

  3. MelissaB

    Oh just the cut fabric, be brave! Sorry the pants aren’t working out perfectly, but play with them after some instant gratification sewing. 🙂

  4. C

    I am working on my 2nd muslin for a BWOF pants. Even though I originally made the size that fit my measurements, they were too small, so I’ve gone up one size. BTW, I made a Jalie t shirt based on my measurements and needed to go up one size. Don’t be disheartened, you do wonderful sewing!!

  5. bernadette

    I have been on a serious fabric diet until I use up at least some of my hoarded goodies. I have kept some fabrics (and patterns) so long that they went out of style and came back in again! That is kinda embarrassing to admit!

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