Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lets go beach combing!!

I started this pair of Capri pants for the hot season

This is a 2001 Lutterloh Pattern

The pattern was as follows:

Zipper in the back
side trouser pockets
narrow leg
front and back darts

The Lutterloh pattern needed some work.  
Pants in any pattern can be tricky.  I redrew the pattern twice
and my recommend for people shaped as I am,
 keep going up to larger and larger sizes.  
Do a tummy adjustment and or
a hindy adjustment. 
It made all the difference in fitting a pair of pants.

I made a tummy adjustment, also moved the hip curve to
just 4 inches down from my waist where I get wider,
then go straight legged.

I made a crotch curve adjustment and was very glad I did.
The Capri legs were much too long!  I took 14 inches off
of it.  So be sure you know your pant length, adjust your pattern in
a straight area of the leg and you may find
you need less fabric than you think.
If you are tall well maybe more fabric! 

Here are the pants.

What would I change?
They flare a little too much I'd narrow the bottom
They fit good in the back because
I added elastic to the back waist band.
it was just too loose.
 I think a curved band instead of a straight waist
band would be in order.  Perhaps more darts and smaller darts in the back too.

I think I would shorten them more.
They are okay at the high ankle, I was making
them to match the pattern drawing.

Let's hope there is enough summer left to enjoy them.
Smoke is too heavy to go outdoors much right now