So I’ve been avoiding sewing trousers with this easy little shirt … New Look 6976
I made a couple of small changes to the pattern – added 1″ to the length at the waist’ish, serger rolled the hem and cuffs and put the ribbon in bias casing right around the neckline and a little before the end of each sleeve. Girlier than the fold over twice ribbon casing don’t you think?
Next time I’ll also make the sleeves full length and add at least another 1-2″ to the body length. This sits on my belt. Just.
Now about trousers.
The fit wasn’t bad but there was a bit of camel toe at the front and a wee wedgie in the back plus some baggie in the upper thigh. All things I was (and still am) keen to get rid of.
Then the lovely Tanit-Isis commented that she thought the fit looked pretty good, which made me pause again. She’s right. Passable fit. So why was I fiddling about? Why am I checking out trouser crotch fit online?
But until then I’ll take a break from looking at crotches. Mine mostly, though other peoples’ too, it has to be said. I’ve been checking out wrinkles, kitty whiskers, smiles and such on blogs, Style.com etc and in fashion and “women’s” magazines. The latter, I hasten to add, was in the waiting room at the dentist.
I’m trying to decide how picky to be. All this while taking a break from trouser making. Still.