I bought another Silhouette Pattern thinking it would somehow -- for once -- magically turn out. I could have tweaked my Sure-fit Designs pants pattern, but I figured my measurements had probably changed again, and Peggy says her patterns ALWAYS fit.
I did not realize the extreme clown-like shape of these pants at the time I held the pattern piece up in front of my body to show you the turquoise fabric with the white dot. LOOK at the pattern piece in the video. It is ONE HALF of either the front or back of the pant -- but it just about covers my entire body!!! That SHOULD have been a clue, but I didn't notice it. After all, I had measured me and added the recommended amount according to the directions, so I just assumed it would be right.
I wish I had thought to take a pic of the pant when I first tried it on. I would have had to hold it up with both hands, however, or it would have fallen straight to the floor! It was HUGE! Honestly, I could have gotten BOTH of my legs from the mid thigh down into the pants EASILY. I later took an inch off each side of the hip and several inches off the leg, and they are still too big for me.
It was a "muslin", but it would have been cute. If I keep on taking them in, I am going to sew the pockets shut!
I made you a little video because I got my new camera cord today. I have the Silhouette pattern in my hand.
It is a HONG KONG finish that I did on the seams inside the jacket. I don't know where the words hide in my brain when I need to grab them!
Here is the white jacket.
I took a still picture to be sure one side of the front wasn't longer than the other side because it appeared to be that way in the video.
A tad more tweaking, and I think it will be wearable. The fabric is a stretch denim.
I'm thinking of sewing some hooks and eyes down the front so I can join it. Maybe not. Having a sliver of your chubby self showing is supposed to be slimming.
My bed is calling me.
Be back soon.