But, ironically, I'm headed up to the Simplicity offices today for a different reason. A while back I told Deborah Kreiling (head of the pattern making department at Simplicity) that I really liked their line of "Amazing Fit" patterns. There is one dress in particular I made twice, I liked it so much. But, I also told her, I've never made a pair of pants that fit very well.
So, she said she would fit me in a muslin some day, if I wanted. So I arranged a few weeks ago to have her fit a pants muslin while I was in New York for other reasons. Anyway, I had to squeeze in sewing a muslin for myself today. It only took an hour. Really, everyone says it's time well spent and really isn't that much time.
I read the guide sheet and took the measurements recommended, filled in the chart, etc. If I did it right (I'll find out tomorrow), I'm a 14 curvy.
I slapped in a quick zipper so I can get in and out of these pants quickly to make the fitting go faster.
Below are a few photos.
I have no idea what fabric I will use to make the "real" pants.