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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Moto Pants on: January 24, 2014 04:17:29 PM
Update about the tutorials, I am going to be posting a series of pattern drafting tutorials on my blog starting on Valentines day. I will also make things with them and post them here, on craftster.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Moto Pants on: December 17, 2013 11:07:39 AM
I think I might do a video tutorial on how to create the basic sloper if that would be of interest.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Moto Pants on: December 16, 2013 07:14:40 PM
 Creating Moto Pants
So for my final project in my pattern-making class we were asked to design a top and a bottom that we would make. It could  not be a dress or skirt, but it could be any sort of woven top design, and the bottoms had to be shorts or pants.

We presented our ideas, we made 3 outfits, so 6 pieces, and our instructor picked which ones she liked and we were charged with making them.

I wanted to share my process on making my pants.

I first started with a basic jean pattern, then I decided where I wanted the extra seams to be, which for me were just where the grainline had been. Before I cut it apart on the extra seams I decided how big I wanted the inset on the leg I wanted to be as well then cut that out then the legs apart.

I then added seam allowances to all the pieces, and cut it out of muslin to see how fit was going to look.


As you can see there were five pieces to each leg, front center, front side, back side, back center, and leg inset. other pieces being for the pockets, the yoke, and the waistband.


As you can see they were very unfitted and very unflattering


The right side is the fitted let you can see that it has much more of a skinny jean look.


Left leg in the photo fitted right unfitted


After getting the fit down pat it was time to start working in my fashion fabrics. I used a herringbone weave for the main body and a faux leather for the insets. I used quilt batting behind the faux leather, and then backed that with the fashion fabric to give it a more finished look like the inside so that the bating wasn't exposed.




Detail of quilting on the pocket.


Start of quilting on the leg inset


Peview of the back you can see where I had started to rivet the back pockets.


Preview of the near completed pants, they make my butt look incredibly flat in this picture for some reason D:


Place holder image of the finished pants until a better one can be taken.

I could probably do a tutorial on how to draft your own jeans and everything if there is interest.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: What does one DO with 20 mouse jawbones? on: December 16, 2013 07:14:20 PM
I really adore this. I like how it's a very unexpected material and I think it is used excellently.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Dowdy pantsuit to dapper wool coat! on: December 16, 2013 07:12:41 PM
This coat is marvelous, I love it, and I think I might have to tackle a similar project now this is so perfect.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Long Chiffon Prairie Maxi Dress on: December 16, 2013 07:09:16 PM
I like the way that you manipulated the fabric down the center front and waistband. I like to see how people make their fabric work for then, and I think you did a fantastic job.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Baktus Scarves on: December 16, 2013 07:05:42 PM
I really like this, it inspires me to take crocheting back up. Tis the season for it anyways.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pet Silhouette Pillows! on: December 16, 2013 07:04:07 PM
I love this idea, I need to do it with my dog.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Colour-Blocked Dress (aka Bond Girl) on: December 16, 2013 07:01:13 PM
I really love the color combos on this. I've gotten really big into color blocking lately and this inspires me a lot.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: neon fleece raglan sweatshirt on: December 16, 2013 06:58:36 PM
I'm not normally one for neon anything but I adore the color combos here.
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