The Blue Pants of Many Muslins
Fabric: Blue Twill, $7/yd, at 60 inches/yd
Pattern: Colette Clover
Notions: Invisible zipper, $1
Time to complete: Three months? Ok maybe more like 4 hours once I got the fit down.
First worn: I’ve already worn this twice since.
Wear again? Of course!
Total price: $20, but it would have cost less if I didn’t need to cut the pants twice due to mistakes
I started these pants around October last year, three months ago. I had a hard time with fitting. I made three muslins and the last one worked out, but something must have gone wrong because my first version of these pants in the blue twill were very very large. The waist was way too high. It sat in the corner of my living room for another two weeks in its organized plastic bag until I went back and made two more muslins.
I finally used a pair of ready-to-wear pants as a guide to fitting these and copied the measurements exactly. I barely had enough blue twill left for another pair of pants and had to harvest the invisible zipper from the first pair to use in this version.
These pants almost didn’t make it this week, making it a true UFO challenge.