Saturday, April 4, 2009
This feels almost surreal, but yes they are actually done and I love them too! The pant sew-along has been a great learning experience and the suggestions that has been given to me and the other participants have been invaluable.
Of all sewing projects pants seems to generate the biggest frustrations - at least that's the impression I'm given when reading blogs and reviews. Do you agree with me?
I think the reason are two folded. Firstly getting the fit right is really hard since there are so many variables involved, and if you change one thing another might suffer instead. And as many of the participants have noted, the wrinkle analyzes can drive you up the wall! The second challenge with pants is that it's hard to get a truly professional looking finish in a home sewing environment. And while not all trousers are made like this, this segment from the great show How it's made was a real eye opener to me. No wonder I can't get my jeans to look like the ones in the stores.
That said, I will continue to make my own pants, since it's pretty much impossible for me to find well fitting ones in stores. And I feel more and more confident after each pair that I make, which is really encouraging. Now I just want the summer to arrive so that I can take my new pants outside!
And finally I want to dedicate this post to my fellow sew-alongers:
Antoinette (who also initiated the sew-along)
Keep up the good work!