I've made almost every piece in the BWOF 03/2007 issue's plus size collection.
If I find the right fabric before the end of the summer, I'll make the 131 or 132 top and the 130C pants.
The most recent project is the 130B Pants.
Straight legged pants with a fly front, back yoke and elastic in the back waist.
From BWOF's plus size collection; 44-52
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were easy until I reached the part about inserting the front band. The front pocket piece has to be traced twice: once, from lining, for the actual pocket piece and again, from fashion fabric, for the facing piece. BWOF often does this. With the myriad of lines on the pattern sheet, I missed this important little detail. I have to really study BWOF instructions, including the diagrams, before I start cutting and sewing. Important information is in the most unlikely places and are easily overlooked.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I chose this pattern because I had linen and linen was the recommended fabric for these pants.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a slight alteration to the tummy area. I pivoted the center front up at the waistline seam to accommodate for a protruding tummy.
The instructions called for the pocket band to be embellished with embroidered linen or embroidery. An embroidery motif was included with the instructions. I embellished the pocket band with couching rather than embroidery.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This pants pattern has officially become a TNT pattern. This is the third time I've made them. They also come in a capri length and I'd like to make that option before the summer is over.
I can finally say I have at least one TNT pants pattern.