Summer is drawing to a close and of course I decide now to (sorta) finish my cropped Clovers. But it’s all good because I finally completed a pair of wearable ones and they went from this to this…
These pants didn’t come easy. I did a full waist adjustment, a full butt adjustment, a knock knee adjustment (who knew?!), raised the waist, and added a bit of crotch circumference and depth. Phew. The knock knee adjustment left me with some bagginess around the calves (I have chicken legs, y’all. No joke!).
But I wasn’t fussed (not now anyway) about fixing it or the few lines under my butt. I was too happy to share that I had sorted out the drag lines in the inner thigh area.
Although I feel as though I’ve made a decent pair of Clovers I definitely will revisit the pattern and try to fix the last few issues it has. I do enjoy solving fitting issues. Having broken this project up over months has made it a lot less stressful. So thankfully I still have my wits about me.
But I do have one last issue to add. I am unsure if it’s the pattern or the fabric. After wearing the Clover for about 10 minutes I was suffering from droopy crotch. What the heck? The fabric I used is very light stretch denim. Should I use something a bit thicker? I cut a size 16, which corresponds to my hip measurement. I wonder if I should have cut a size 14? Or maybe I need to adjust the pattern somehow to make them stay up? Oh pattern fitting, you can drive a girl to drink…
Upward and onward…Recognize this little top? It’s this summer’s very popular Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank (with no pocket). I held back from buying it, thinking I didn’t need such a simple pattern. Oh how wrong was I? I really truly love the fit. All I had to do was readjust the darts and bam, perfection.
I used some African wax cotton that really dresses up the top. And boy, I’m in love. I’ve already decided to make a few more since they’ll make great layering pieces for fall.
Now back to the sewing table. I’m really looking forward to sharing my next project. Until then, ciao!
Oh! And sorry about all the butt photos. They are unavoidable when showing trouser fitting results