Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Cutting Line Designs Easy Ageless Cool Pants
It's the newest one in the independent pattern line designed by Louise Cutting. Its release was timely, since I need several pairs of new casual pants.
I cut out and partially traced the pattern tissue yesterday. I've determined that this combination works best for me because I'm not a big fan of tracing but I also don't like the finality of cutting all the pattern pieces to size. This is especially true of the pricy independents, which are generally worth it but a bigger commitment than the BMV and Simplicitys I can pick up at JoAnn's for cheap.
I had to laugh at the sizing, because I'm a size Small based on Louise's grading. I'm anything but a Small in just about any other garment, RTW or sewn! Actually I'm less than a Small in this pattern because she includes sizing tweaks on the pattern tissue based on hip size, by taking a lengthwise tuck in the back panel. The tuck lines are helpfully included on the pattern tissue.
I cut into fabric later in the afternoon after selecting some olive green linen for my initial pair. Yes, from the stash. I don't know what it is about me and this color for pants. This will make the 3rd pair. I guess it's a combination of versatility and the fact that it doesn't show cat fur that much.
I've also started planning another HotPatterns Bossa Nova skirt. This one will be from some crinkle rayon I picked up in El Paso/Juarez several years ago--before the drug wars got out of control. More on that project later, for now the fabric is laid out on the cutting table for inspection and inspiration.