Finally got my Thurlows done! OK, well actually I got them done on Thursday (one day after my scheduled completion date), but there hasn’t been time to take photos until today since it’s starting to get dark pretty soon after Mr. 5 and I get home at night. Fall is here and Winter approacheth!
Here they be:
I whipped these up as part of the Mini Wardrobe contest on Pattern Review. After tracing the pattern, I acquired a major case of the “f*ck-its” and decided to skip a muslin and go straight to my stretch sateen fabric, figuring that since my fabric had a slight stretch making a muslin out of a non stretch wouldn’t be that helpful (no crappy stretch wovens on hand to use for the muslin…)
Turns out, I was wrong.
Based on my measurements, 30″ waist and a 39″ hip, the pattern back says I should be a 10 in the waist and a 6 in the hip (Sewaholic patterns are designed for pear shaped gals, while I am an hourglass). So, naturally I traced a 10 at the waist and brought it into a 6 at the hip. When it came time to actually try on the pants, I had to take them in an additional 2 1/2 inches on the waist. By doing so, I shortened my front pocket openings so that my hands just fit. If I had taken them in any further they would not be functional. So, it seems that I should’ve ignored the pear caveat and cut a straight 6.
I really enjoyed doing the challenge of the back welt pockets. They may not be perfect, but I think I did a decent job.
Pockets aside, though, I’m not sure what I did to make my ass so hungry…
And while we’re on the subject of oddities, according to my blog photo journalist, Mr. 5, this shot makes me look like I have a…package. If you know what I mean. OK, the word used was c*ck.
Anywho, back on track…loved all of the pockets and loved cutting them out of a fun lining fabric!
And a closer shot of some details
In the end, I’m glad I made them. They’re comfy, and I will continue to tweak them until they’re as good as I can make them. They fit almost perfectly in the waist when I finished them, but then I sat around in them for a while and they stretched out. If you’re interested, you should definitely give them a try – I’d recommend cutting them by your hip size and muslin fitting from there before starting in with your final fabric.
As for my Mini Wardrobe…only one more piece to go and I’m done! The deadline is September 30th at 11:59 PM EST (I believe) and I’m pretty sure I’ll make it!