Fearless February Frustrations
My first Muslin "failure"
I was a little worried, because, as with McCalls M6610, the pattern claims to sit at the natural waist. Looking at the picture, they were a little lower than that. Nevertheless, I decided to quickly cut a muslin without any expectations that they would work. And they didn't - I had the same problem with back extremely high and front extremely low. I think this is because I have an extremely small rear, tiny hips and a round belly. I have also worked out that I am actually quite high in the rise. And with small hips and bottom, clothes can have a habit of sliding down. My second muslin failure. So, I need to find a solution to my jeans problem, which will take time.
I also checked the reviews on sewing.patternreview.com and this pattern worked for some people and did not work for others. Photos showed the waist sitting below the natural waist - which I take to mean the indentation between ribs and hips - the narrowest part of the body. However, I am noting a tendency for this below waist fit to be called "natural waist". I am wondering if this is because the low rise look has been around for so long now that people have forgotten where a natural waist is?
As my immediate goal was to make a pair of casual jean like pants for wearing to the supermarket, around the house and so on, I have decided to change my project at this point. I really need the trousers now - jeans are a want. I am going to try Kwik Sew 3340, which has excellent reviews on sewing.patternreview.com. I shall turn my jeans Fearless February challenge into a year long challenge by making a sloper that fits me and then drafting a pattern from that. A lengthier process than I wanted right now. I shall fit that in between other sewing projects. I'm going to win this one. Might even try a boys pattern and see if that works!
|Kwik Sew 3340|