I’m on the quest to make the perfect fitting pair of pants. I tore apart the ones I already had, my favorite green pants, and made a pattern from them. I was so enthusiastic.
It did not go so well. As usual, when I sew, I tend to always do something backwards or inside out. The first 50 times I did this, I chalked it up to beginner’s ignorance, but now that I’ve been sewing for 20 years, I think it is just something that happens when I sew. I always do it, I always get frustrated and think that I was just not meant to sew, but I never quit. Oh well.
First of all, the entire pants were made inside out, as I early on discovered I was using the wrong side of the fabric but did not have the patience to start over. The pattern pieces I had created did not magically come together, so there was many a turmoilious moment as I had to figure out what was wrong. I never did. I just kept sewing. And lo and behold, as I tried the lovely things on, I discovered that the waistband was sewn upside down, so that the waist flares out at the top. Arrrgh! Oh well.