Friday, January 8, 2010

Sewing project: Simplicity 4237

This is my first sewing project for 2010. Yay! I bought this pattern many years ago and I finally managed to complete at least one pattern. I made pants C. It is a pull up kinda pants. No complicated waistbands and stuff. It took me about 4 hours to complete ( with loads of breaks in between).

Honestly, I did not like the outcome of the pattern. I guess I do not know how to handle stretch fabric. Well, this is my first time sewing something with stretch fabric. I used double knit fabric. I guess I should have used my serger to sew the entire project. I did on the inner leg seams but on the outer seams, I used the industrial machine with the straight stitch. Thats was a mistake. You will see what I mean in the pictures.

As for the size of the pants, I used size 6. This was the smallest for this pattern. It was just too big for me. My waist size is 26 and hip size is 37. It can be tricky with the ready made pattern sizing offered by many companies. I have not gotten into the pattern alteration mode yet. I guess I have to explore that soon.

Here are the pictures.

Front view

Back view

Side view (see the ugly seams)

The fold able waistband

Even though I am a little disappointed, I have learned a lot from this project and I will be exploring more usage for my serger machine. I have began reading about stretch fabric.

I hope the next project will be a better one.

Love Love!

1 comment:

  1. Hey don't be too hard on yourself, I think it came out cute. There looks like there is just a little tension within the side seam of the pants. Knits are somewhat tricky to work with. I suggest you try your local library and find some general sewing books and look into the knits section to see if there was anything you could have done different. Oh, and always remember pressing is THE most essential aspect of sewing. You will find yourself at a pressing table more than your machine!

    Hope that helps! Keep up the good work Uma!

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