I am back in action after my Labor Day weekend away, and glad to be sewing again! To summarize my weekend, I saw family, had fun, and ate a lot of BBQ!!!!!!
I started getting back into the swing of things this past Tuesday. I deconstructed my M5894 Jeans muslin, and tweaked a few adjustments. After that, I planned to go "full steam ahead" into sewing my jeans, but...a little voice inside me said "Don't do it. Baste your adjusted denim fabric pieces together, and make sure it fits well first."
I'm gonna be honest, I usually hush this little voice away, and regret it later. But for some good reason (maybe because jeans are a lot of work), I decided to take heed to this warning. When I basted my adjusted pieces together, this is what I saw:
my last muslin!!!!!! In fact, there is too much bagginess and loose fabric throughout, and this just cannot be--for me.
I can't make any promises (because football games are on all weekend) but, I will be fine-tuning the fit over the next couple of days. I am even thinking of tapering the legs more to resemble a RTW pair I already have. It has been a lot of work, but I keep thinking that it will one day be worth it.
Overall, I do like the look of the pants, and the potential I see! By the way, thank you for all your comments from my last post. I decided NOT to remove any additional rise amount from my jeans, even though I could sit in them just fine. I think that was a great decision from all of your feedback, so THANK YOU!
Have a great weekend!