Thursday, November 05, 2015

Skinny Pants Sew Along Day 2

Skinny Pants Sew Along Day 2

Day 2 Muslin

Today we are working on the muslin for the Skinny Pants.

1.  Use any old fabric that is something you wouldn't use for anything else.

2.  Cut out pants legs according to the pattern pieces.  I traced the pattern in my size onto freezer paper.   If you are unsure of the size, make the bigger size.  You can always cut more off but we can't add any on.

3.  Baste pant legs together at the sides, inseam and crotch.  Be sure to use a long stitch length so that you can rip it out later.

4.  Try on the pants.  

5.  We are looking for areas of the pants that do not fit properly.  Pinch the fabric together at the places that are too big.  

6.  You can see that I used a fabric pencil to mark the areas that are too big.  You can also use pins or fabric markers.

 Be sure to mark on both front and back pattern pieces.

The waist was big on me so I pinched the sides and back together to get them to fit better.  Be careful not to make them too tight so they can be slipped on and off easily.

7.  Carefully remove the pants if you have pins in them.

8.  You can use a pair of your favorite jeans to be sure the Skinnies look right.

9.  Seam rip all seams so that you have just pieces.

10.  Transfer all markings onto the pattern.  You can see that I have marked on the waist and outside of the leg pieces.

You now have the perfect pair of pants, it's that easy.  If you only want to tackle part of this project today, you can pick back up tomorrow, we only have the pockets to do.

1 comment:

  1. I have tried to muslin this pattern 3 different times without much luck (so many different areas on my lower body seem to need different sizes, boo). I am hoping to find success with this sew-along.