Linen drawstring shorts copied from ready to wear

Wardrobe Architect Project: Linen Drawstring Shorts

My Summer 2015 wardrobe project originally include a chambray gathered skirt. But my test muslin was far from flattering, so I called an audible and switched it to a pair of linen shorts. PATTERN I drafted my own pattern from a pair of knit drawstring shorts using the skills I learned in Steffani Lincecum’s fantastic Craftsy class Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear. Project features self-drafted pattern drawstring with casing front patch pockets bartacks Process notes traced the pattern pieces using Steffani’s techniques before making the muslin, added to the side seams to accommodate a woven fabric (the original shorts are knit), and adjusted…

Simplicity 1696 Olive Ankle Pants

Wardrobe Architect Project: Olive Ankle Pants

Next up for my Summer 2015 wardrobe project is sewing the olive ankle pants. Pattern Simplicity 1696 Amazing Fit Pants Project features front zip fly with bar tack hook closure mock welt pockets waistline facing 4-piece waistband for fitting slip-stitched hem Process notes made size 12 average fit made a fitting muslin, then took quite a bit off of the crotch/inseam on the pack piece and lowered the front waistline a little used a 100% cotton twill (no stretch) omitted front pockets omitted carriers (belt loops) finished waistband facing with serger instead of bias binding Results I’m so glad I started with a fitting muslin…