I have 2 patterns I copied of pants I own, both are ok, but none of them is perfect. You know those patterns you use and when trying it on you just know you have to make another one with the same pattern and another and another… just because it fits so well…
well both aren’t there yet, so I decided to try to combine both patterns. I wasn’t sure if it would work, maybe I would get all the things I don’t like in the new pants, but I hoped it would only have the good sides of both – and I was lucky. 😉
first I drew a long line on the new paper for the grain line, so I would place both front parts right
then I drew around both front parts
in 2 different colors
then I drew around with another color in the middle of both lines…
now did the same with the back part
added seam allowance all around and cut it
then pinned inseam and side seam on both legs
and sewed with wide stitching. I was just sewing it to try the pattern on, then I changed the pattern up
I turned one leg with right side out and placed it inside the other leg
then I sewed the crotch seam, but left the fly open where the zipper would be. Now I tried it on, and it fit well besides some minor changes.
Next monday I will show you how I changed the pattern.
I hope this was helpful for you! If there are any questions let me know!
keep sewing and smiling