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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Clover Pants

I ordered my first pattern from Colette - the Clover pants

Colette makes patterns that are designed to be flattering on curvy women. The construction was easy and had easy to follow instructions. However I should have made a muslin first. According to my measurements I should have been a size 14, but they were way too big! It's possible because I made them out of super stretchy denim. I ended up cutting them apart and making them smaller, but then got them too small! LOL! Since they are stretchy though they are still wearable. They are jeggings now! I ended up putting a yoga band waist on them with a 3" wide elastic. I have never used the seam ripper as much on one item as I did on these pants! 

I don't know how long they will last, but I will wear them until they fall apart and then make another pair. I'm thinking I might try to make a pair out of floral fabric and give that trend a try. They'll be my muslin. :)

2 comments:

Shirley Ann said...

You're efforts were not in vain! These are cute! And how often do we get the perfect fit with RTW? You are still ahead of the game. :)

Corinnea said...

Wow, you are awesome. I have the fabric, I have the pattern and I have yet to tackle pants....