Are they pants or trousers to you?
It matters very little, I agree, other than when the damned things don’t fit and for me that happens relatively often with RTW. I haven’t yet made a pair of trou for myself other than those with three basic pattern pieces at most, including the casing for the elastic waistband.
You know, I want to make real trousers in woven fabrics with proper closures etc etc. Hey, and if they actually fit then OH MY that would be brilliant, and well, kinda the point of sewing really.
Anyway, for those of you who don’t know, Steph at 3 Hours Past The Edge of the World is doing a cool giveaway to kick off a new service she’s gonna offer creating custom pants blocks. Check out this post on her blog for details.
My RTW pants fit only OK really cos I’m tall tall and skinny most places except at the waist. In other words, like eveyone else on the planet I’m out of proportion for pretty much all pattern companies and most affordable RTW bands. Also, I’d love to put to use the pants chapters in ‘Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear‘, learn more on pants from various great blogs and use David Coffin’s book.
So perhaps the timing is right and Steph’s post is a kick in the, um, pants. For me.