Printed Patrones Pants
We had a bit of fun with today's "photoshoot". I recently picked up the book "Photographing models: 1,000 poses" and thought I would give a couple of the poses a bit of a whirl.
This standing pose may not quite give off the intended "relaxed and connected with nature" vibe, but it does show my stripe matching front to back. Yes, this was yet another unexpectedly stripy on-line purchase. The fabric is a DKNY royal/red graphic print stretch cotton twill from EmmaOneSock.
He is a close up of the pocket.
I tried a jumping pose, which doesn't show you anything new about the pants.
The pattern is Patrones No. 327 6. Pitillo Jocavi. I have been subscribing to Patrones for almost a year now. When I got the first few issues I was a little underwhelmed, but now that I have quite a pile of them, I really enjoy flicking through them. The styles they choose are more wearable for my lifestyle than other pattern companies...though there are plenty that I will never sew...possibly including the 20 or so jumpsuit patterns that they have put out this year. There also seem to be hundreds of blazer patterns, and more than a few button up shirts. Each issue seems to have a few different pants styles, but I have never seen one repeated...they all have different features. These pants are a cropped length, with cuffs, an unusual back yoke / dart, angled welt pockets at front, straight welt pockets at the back, belt carriers and a curved waist band. The pattern piece for the back waist band seemed to have a little triangle cut out of it, but that didn't show up in the line drawing, so I ignored it, as waistbands have never been my forte.
The pattern comes in sizes 40-44-48. By the size charts, I measure a 46. I didn't make a muslin. I cut a size 44 with extra wide side seams for insurance. I actually ended up taking the sides in, but this may be because my fabric had some stretch in it. I did some fitting on the run, adjusting the crotch extensions (not unusual for me) and taking in the side seams, but nothing else.
I thought the pants might be a bit too bright, and went to ask the kids what they thought. I didn't get the chance to ask though, because as I walked in the room they yelled out "They are sick! They are cool!" Possibly the most positive response that I have ever had to my sewing.