And another muslin
I’m hoping to join in with Peter’s jeans sew-a-long in May (go check out his blog at malepatternboldness.blogspot.com, he’s an inspiration!), so I thought I would cut out a bit of muslin today. The plan is to use McCall’s M5392, now alas out of print, to recreate my favorite straight/skinny jeans. I can find bootcut jeans with no problem but apparently, women are not supposed to have muscular calves so anything fitted below the knee is usually way too tight. I have one pair of straight jeans that works and I’d like to recreate their look, since the fit is more flattering than truly skinny jeans.
The fabric I’m using is some heavy stretch twill (vaguely the same weight as denim) with a denim and studded print on it. I picked it up in LA’s Fabric District for $1.50 per yard. I had this idea of making an incredibly punk rock pair of pants — or possibly a skirt — with it, but the pattern has consistently defeated me. It is getting used as a muslin and good riddance.
Clearly, there is a reason why this was $1.50, right?