Posted 12 March, 09on:
I finally got around to taking a photo of these pants. The pattern is Design #36 from the 01/09 issue of Ottobre Design. Sorry ladies, this is a children’s pattern.
At times, being small frustrates me, like when I can’t find grown up shoes that fit, but I am thrilled that I can fit into this pattern. The waistband sits right at the top of my hip. Perfect. The pant leg is wide enough to go over my knee brace comfortably.
Because I know my sewing readers will want to see this, I am including a photo of the backside. (That is true devotion, folks) The angle makes look wider than I really am, but it was the best I could do. Please forgive the wrinkles. The photo shoot was after a long day of work.
The waistband curves to fit beautifully. It does not gap when I sit or bend over. It is not tight, but does not sag.
Because children’s patterns are drafted for a straight figure, I made my usual adjustment. I traced the pattern for my hip measurement and tapered in for the waist. I also took in an extra inch in the center back seam to accommodate for my sway back. These are the same adjustments I always make to Ottobre’s children’s patterns. The consistent drafting allows me to do this with confidence that the end product will fit.
This pattern will be used again and again. I have a piece of black denim which just might be up next on the cutting board.
Does the red shirt look a little familiar? :) This outfit is perfect for teaching. I was incredibly comfortable, everything was covered up, and I still looked somewhat professional.