When one is over confident it usually ends in a fall. At least with me and pants! I finally have a tnt pattern for trousers, but jeans have eluded me. I am on my 4th pair, the first one became a muslin for the second pair, also not a great fit. So I decided to make a real muslin, not one intended for wear. I did more fitting and cut out the 4th pair yesterday, and ended up with the same cutting mistake I thought I had fixed in the muslin. I walked the pattern and I still have the back higher than the front side seam. I can only think that I forgot to add the back yoke when I measured. They may be a pair that is a bit lower than I want them to be, but I am going to baste them and see if I they can be saved. I know, as Kay mentioned that they won't be totally wrinkle free, but they will have the fewest wrinkles I can manage and still be able to sit down. Fitting ended up being a combinations of Peggy Sagers fitting techniques and Joyce Murphy's body space to alter the pattern. I'll fit them today and hopefully they will still be wearable. At least I am using inexpensive denim I bought on sale at Fabric.com. The sale is still going on I think. When they came one was as stiff as a board but they both washed up nicely.
I've also spent time tracing out two of the new Hot Patterns knit tops; the cowl bottom and the twisted bottom. I will reserve judgement until after I've sewn them up, but the armhole was really low when I compared it to my tnt knit t. The sleeve cap also had a huge amount of ease that I removed. Knit tops really don't need any ease in the sleeve cap. The tops are really current in styling and since I wear a lot of knits I am always looking for something unique. For once I decided to actually make knit muslins. There are a number of knits languishing in my stash that one, must have been bought in a moment of madness, or two they were not anything like the color I thought I'd be getting. Good use for them and good riddance