If you remember, I am trying to make Simplicity 1286 pants more wearable for me by using some techniques in Singer, Sewing Pants that Fit.
The pants were way too skinny for me, so using my Singer book and suggestions from my readers, I made some adjustments to the pattern. I like the results. However, a little more tweaking is needed.
I used a size 38 with a size 36 waist, I shortened the darts, I made a real welt pocket, and I lined-up the belt loops better. These were tips from my readers.
I also lengthened the rise, lengthened the legs, and adjusted the seat. These were tips from my Singer book.
Lengthen pant legs
Here is what my redo looks like.
The pants are comfortable and getting closer to my liking, but a little more adjustment in the crotch length is needed. Since I bought this material for $1 a yard, it is very affordable to work with. I was only able to get enough for two pants because it was a closeout. Hopefully I get the fit wanted with my next try.
I have been sewing these with my White 305 sewing machine. It is a semi-industrial machine. It uses round-shank industrial needles and industrial style bobbin and case. The 1.3 amp motor will plow through anything and still have a beautiful stitch. Also the length goes to 7. This is a great basting stitch.
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