Pattern pick: Clover


I am still working on the labor of love jacket, but it’s getting so close to being done that I’m planning my next project. And after an unsuccessful day of shopping for pants, I’ve decided on Colette Pattern’s Clover pants (click the picture to head over to their website). Like most women, I have trouble finding pants that fit correctly. And like most seamstresses, I can’t stomach buying ill-fitting clothing if I know I can make it better.

I hope I’m right in this case, because I’ve never made a pair of pants (other than pj’s) that have fit perfectly. It’s been awhile since I’ve tried and I’ve learned a lot since then. Besides, the Coletterie has had a series of pants fitting tutorials that will help me immensely if I need to make major adjustments. I have high hopes for this pattern: 1) it will have a more modern fit than a Big 4 pants pattern, 2) I will be able to get a perfect fit and re-use the pattern to make several pairs of pants, 3) it will be a quick, easy project.

Now that I’ve ordered the pattern, I’ve got to decide what fabric I’ll use for the first pair. I don’t want to invest too much in the fabric for the first pair so that I don’t have to worry about working with a tricky or expensive fabric while I’m perfecting the fit. My thought right now is to find a stretch corduroy or twill. I’m also undecided on color, but that will fall into place once I decide what fabric to use. I’m looking forward to working on something new and hope you’ll stop by to see how it goes. 

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One thought on “Pattern pick: Clover

  1. I´m with you all the way on this. Have successully made draw string trousers and am now tackling a “proper” pair from (I think) Buttericks which is supposed to be an “amazing fit”. Am using a cheap fabric too in the hope that I´ll end up with a pattern I can use again and again. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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