Originally Posted by Gdot
What I like about this thread is it shows a real appreciation for how a garmet is constructed. And in the long run understanding how things are put together is a very worthwhile thing for all of us.
I'm sure you will adjust your 'angry pockets' in the next pair. In the meantime changing the buttons to a color that matches the fabric will probably eliminate the 'angry' effect.
I thought the second pair was looking pretty good. Take a hard look at the zipper length, and front rise in the next pair. It seems to me that you have your waistline located correctly. But the area under the zipper/fly is not quite what it should be. I can't tell if you should use a slightly longer zipper next time or if you should simply shorten the front rise a bit. In any case a tweak is in order.
Very impressive second effort!
Thanks for the feedback. I agree with you. For whatever reason I have found the rise and the fit through the hip area to be the hardest thing to get right at the pattern stage and I keep having to make changes once things have already been cut and partially constructed. Generally the feedback I get is that the finished product looks good, but I am aware of all these little (and big) things that need to be improved - of course it's still very useful when someone like yourself points out something like the above.
Originally Posted by Digmenow
Great job! Even the angry pants are cool in a fun kind of way. When I read your threads, I think that I'd like to try it myself...then I come to my senses and go to the store cuz I KNOW I'm not owning THAT skill set!
Can hardly wait for the next installment. I vote for a pair of cords. The wale matching ought to prove interesting.
Thanks - I'm hoping to try a pair of cords soon when I switch into a 'fall/winter' mindset. I hadn't even thought of wale matching - but I am going to try a pretty bold pattern for my next pair, so it will be good practice.
Originally Posted by Louis XIV
Btw, shotgun to me on the first pair you sell to the forums
Okay - that will be the day, but sure.