For those of you new to this blog, I have recently been trialing two different shapes of pants - the shape difference being around the torso, bottom, hips and that difficult place to fit, crotch. One is a Butterick pattern and the other is a sloper drafted for my measurements that I have been working on for a while.
I have made up two muslins and these are the results:
(and I apologise for the colour quality of these photos - I live in an old character house with nooks, crannies, and leadlight, so the lighting and background is not suitable for photos - that's why I use white screens in my photos).
|Trousers style 1, Front|
(I don't have lots of varicose veins (I am very lucky) although the photo suggest so - so much for colour touching - but it's great for the whole "this does not work" image!)
|Trousers style 1, Back|
|Trousers style 2, Front|
|Trousers style 2, Back|
(Yes, I know some of you are saying "what tummy"? Allow me to have one - I don't have much of a bust, hip, bottom or lovely curvy thighs, so I am making to most of at least having a little tummy :) ).
So, which muslin worked best for me? The Butterick pattern or the sloper I have been working on.
Laura (from returntosewing.wordpress.com - please do go and say hi to Laura) thinks that it will be my sloper.
And guess what? Laura is right. Trousers style 2, the trousers that fit me the best, is the sloper that I have been working on for some time. Trouser style 1, the poorer fit around the crotch, with lots of lovely front wrinkles, is the Butterick pattern.
I think I better stick with the Sarah Liz Sloper! It does need tweaking, but not today!
In tomorrow's post I will show you the differences on the pattern pieces.
Sarah Liz :)