For the most part, when I sew, I just want to shout it to the world, "I MADE THIS MYSELF!!!" Now, mind you, this sharing is by choice to inform you via the World Wide Web, of my experiences which abound in the privacy of my sewing studio. I used to get that sharing satisfaction by sewing professionally for others, but that wasn't enough. Especially, because that type of sewing limited my audience for "teaching" sewing, as well as limiting my time to actually sew for myself.
I love to teach and share. Anytime I can tell the world about sewing, whether one person at a time, or in a group, I am in heaven on earth.
That being said, shall we continue....
|Culottes- McCall's 6965 Top- Simplicity 2281|
Pattern Description says: Flared shorts and pants (very loos-fitting through hips) have contour waistband, princess seams, back zipper, and narrow hem.
- NOTE:-- the waistband did not seam contoured as much as it might appear on the pattern.
Alterations Note: The reason I cut a size 16 was to get the correct fit of the crotch and waist because it matched my pant sloper. After satisfying that prerequisite, I then made the changes in the seams to get the fit and flare I wanted in the hips. I found it easier to fold out width and skimmer off the seams, than to redraw or deal with the crotch curve, which was perfect for me. I did lengthen the shorts about 2 inches.
I think these are the cutest culottes/shorts for any age. Next, I'll be making the palazzo pants. Although, I know I will be removing so of that ridiculous ease.