That's progress on my super wide super flattering Burda pants. I chose this model because a) it's my style and b) it's a "not tall at all" size. It'll be my first pair of trousers so I'm taking my time. But, I made a huge mistake. Every sewing book I read advises to lay all your paper pieces over your fabric BEFORE cutting. Well, I didn't. And of course I also ignored the second rule of cutting the larger piece first. The result is that piece 21 (see diagram below) is cut without seam allowance. Big risk. What really bothers me it's that I wanted to match the plaids and now It'll be impossible. Silly me.
Pero no solo de esto vive una costurera compulsiva como yo, la semana pasada termine tres cositas y tengo cortada una chaqueta para mi gordito. Una de ellas es un pantalón para mis niñas en el que usé por primera vez, el hilo de pespuntear vaqueros. Un desastre total. La foto lo dice todo. Si alguien sabe porque me pasa esto por favor que me lo diga
You can see in the technical drawing how the seam line is at the back of the pants, no at the side. The hip curve is obtained with darts. Interesting. You'll also see pockets that won't be in my version because my sewing life is already complicated enough without them. I still have to cut out the facings, but as mum suggests, I'll do it when the trousers are fitted. By the way, I used her method of transferring pattern lines to the fabric with tailor tacks. Tedious as hell but it'll be good to have the seam line marked.
But a compulsive seamstress like me can't thrive on just one project a week. I completed three small things last week and cut out a jacket for my little boy. One of the finished projects is an Oliver and S pair of pants in denim. I used for the first time a special denim topstitching thread. Disaster. See for yourself. Can anyone let me know why this happened? I fiddled with the tension, and the bobbin with no difference. Could it be the needle? Help please.