Ottebre Linen Pants
These are not quite finished. They need buttons and a hem but I am so PROUD of myself. These is the first thing I have sewn for me in ages and the first thing I have sewn in a decade that has a zipper and pockets. I took a great class by Pam Howard. She teaches and open style class at a local sewing machine store. We did a muslin and I started the pants yesterday, finished them this am. There are a bunch of issues but I will wear them and I will make more. Now off to find the parts of my machine needed to make button holes.
Pattern Alterations: I had to make a lot of alteration in this pattern. The pattern was too small for me so we redrafted the pattern to fit my hips and waist. I added an extension onto the contour waist band to bring the waist up to my natural waist (and to cover my undies). I put the dart in up through the back waistband. I had to scoup out the crouch seam to create more space for my backend. I moved the pockets to the side seam, out of laziness.