Last year I made a rayon top using Butterick 5988. I loved the design as it is a nice alternative to a fitted woven T. The waist darts release into a box pleat which gives a slight peplum look. It was a very wearable muslin, but I had taken the side seams in quite a lot during fitting but the shoulders still felt very big.
Last spring, I picked up this fabric in the remnant section for a couple of some small change. It is an organic cotton from Cloud 9; lovely soft feel to it. I liked the little bit of yellow in the print and thought it would be good to pair with the yellow top.
My next knock-off is the Kuhl Destroyer Pant. I think I was crazy to try to make these pants, but life is boring without a bit of a challenge? Drafting the pattern turned out to be the ‘easy’ bit. The biggest headache was working out how to sew the sides as they have a normal side seam from the waistband to below the hip, then it changes to a side panel starting with a zippered pocket with flap. Which seam to sewn first? Continue reading “Designer Knock-off: Kuhl Destroyer pant”→
My first real pants drafted from the sloper I made is based on the Marmot Ginny hiking pant. I love the back pocket. The shape of the pant is very similar to the pant sloper. The main thing I needed to draft was the patch pockets on the front and back.
Remember my New Year’s resolution to do something with the classes that I’ve purchased on Craftsy? During August I decided that I wanted to get a better pant sloper. The pant base that I’ve been using was based on a Patrones pattern and my jeans pattern was based on a Knipmode pattern. Both have been great patterns, but I have been using the original pattern as a working pattern and over time the shape has been trimmed or tweaked. I’m also finding that since getting orthotics to help relieve the nerve pain in my ankle, my posture has changed. So it’s a good time to revisit my patterns and what better way than to draft the pattern from scratch and put the class Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper to the test.