Tuesday, July 1, 2008

8499 Marcy Tilton pant

The first garment I made at the Incredible Sewing Retreat was the super baggy pants from Marcy Tilton's latest Vogue pattern. Vogue describes these as pull up pants, above ankle length with side front pockets and topstitch trim. What they don't mention is that these are very, very, very loose fitting through the legs. I cut one size smaller than my measurements and took 3 inches out of each leg and they are still baggy. Of course they are supposed to be baggy but on me, at 5' 3", it looked ridiculous. I used a light weight denim with off white topstitching so they look similar to the pattern photo, except for the extreme height and thinness of their model. Plus they probably pinned fullness from the garment in the back. Still, I kinda like them and will probably make them again in a drapier linen.

These took way longer to construct than I thought they would because of the topstitching. Not only does that take a while anyway but I had bought heavy thread to use for it hoping to have it really stand out. That thread and my machine did not want to cooperate and I spent lots of time fiddling with them and different needles trying to make that work. In the end I used regular old thread which looks fine. Then toward the end I cut my elastic too long so the waist was so loose the pants wanted to fall down. Of course that was all serged in place but I persevered and redid that. So my sewing got off to a slow start at the retreat. I stayed up super late the first night determined to finish these so I wouldn't have to face them in the morning.


Annika said...

I made the same pants and they were size E for enormous on me.

Yours look great!

Linda T said...

I have this pattern, but have been reluctant to sew it. I actually think your pants look great on you and I love that skirt, so I think I will get that pattern out now and try it!