The Crazy Pants

Okay, Instead of the Jacket I made the pants from the Simplicity 4723 wardrobe. What an adventure.

The pattern that was supposed to fit me based upon my hip measurement was way off. When compared to a pair of pants from Dressbarn that fit, there was a 5 inch difference in the back pattern piece. The front piece was close with only a 1/2 inch adjustment needed

difference between black Dressbarn pants and the pattern

difference between black Dressbarn pants and the pattern

large adjustment made to the back pattern. 5 inches! between the center back and inseam

large adjustment made to the back pattern. 5 inches! between the center back and inseam

I made the corrections to the tissue pattern and test fit them in muslin. They fit! Since the pant style is pretty basic I can use it as a sloper to make other styles.

These pants are crazy because they’re made from paisley calico fabric. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a pair of printed pants before. They are lined with the muslin fabric that I used for the test fit to add some weight to the thin paisley fabric.

The two layers were sewn as one piece using enclosed French seams with exception to the side seam which are pressed open. I like how neat the pants look inside.

inside of the crazy pants lined in muslin fabric

inside of the crazy pants lined in muslin fabric

finished crazy pants

finished crazy pants

They are comfortable to wear, so the pattern will definitely be used again. Perhaps in denim. The next pair will have a fly zipper in the front, 1 pocket on the front right (I never use my left hand pockets so why waste the time making one?) and patch pockets in the back. 2 inches will be added to the length. Even though I’m only 5’4 this pattern seems short on me.

relaxing in my crazy pants

relaxing in my crazy pants

I’m sure these pants won’t get me a “best dressed” award but I have to say, I love my crazy pants.

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