Pants That Fit!My plans were to compete the above outfit for my Sew-Along, but things happen. Our daughter came home and I ended up riding back to her home in South Florida. Pants can be an issue when there is a 15" ratio between hips and waist. Guess what! I finally was able to fit her and to all of you girls that have this issue Simplicity 4366 should help. Take a look~ No, the body didn't come from me, but the other half.
I completed three pairs of View D (light tan pair) while visiting. Of course, I packed my sewing machine. Are you kidding! That was the first thing we put in the vehicle. Now, on with it. One pair was the navy poly/rayon/spandex which she is wearing. The next pair was made from a deep plum suiting fabric and the last pair was made in a polyester satin back twill black fabric. All fabrics were purchased from Fabric Mart.
With this pattern I made two muslims, yes two. One was made out of animal print cotton without pockets View D and the other with pockets View A made out of a plaid cotton with animal print pockets and waist. She chose view D as her favorite. Using View D, I still had to use one size smaller for the waist and add 1" to the length.
That is good in comparison to another pattern that I previously had to do a pattern adjustment to decrease the waist, decrease the length between the waist and the seat on the front and the back of the pattern without having a perfect fit. This pattern has the perfect built in adjustment for the seat/waist length.
Future plans are to adjust View A (white pair) with pockets to look like and fit her like View D. Yes, I can!
Back to the White Outfit
Jacket front and back is pressed.
Jacket is together, including neck and sleeve ruffle. If you noticed, I removed the gathering from the sleeve by following the directions of a video called "How to increase-decrease the sleeve cap length."
The lining is ready with the exception of the sleeves.
Jacket is complete. Now I'm ready to tackle the dress.
All complete with three large snaps for closure.