Simplicity 1696

Made Up Initiative progress

How’s everyone getting on with their Made Up Initiative makes? I’m avoiding mine a little. Why? Well, I made a muslin of the Simplicity 1696 Amazing Fit trousers, made several adjustments to the pattern pieces, cut out my main fabric and have gotten as far as sewing all the inner and outer leg seams, and attaching the waistband. But when I tried them on, they didn’t fit. They were still too big. 😦 It’ll be the fabric I suspect, since the muslin was made in curtain lining and this fabric appears to have more stretch.

On a positive note, I’m pretty happy with how my first ever fly has turned out. I’m also keeping the photos black and white to save the colour for the final reveal.

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The faux welts aren’t amazing but pretty good for my first pair, although now they might be weirdly close together depending on how much I take in the centre back seam. I’ve pinned the trousers and need to baste, try on and sew but just haven’t been able to bring myself to do it yet.


I did also ran out of thread on Sunday evening but I bought more yesterday morning on my day off and yet, still didn’t pick things back up. I get rather put off with fitting issues like this, and I’m just not loving them… But I will pick them back up. Tonight!!


2 thoughts on “Made Up Initiative progress

  1. That fly looks really neat! I’ve just got the hem to sew on my Brumby skirt and my Made Up pledge is complete. Not entirely plain sailing either but I think the final outcome will be OK. Look forward to seeing the colour when you’ve finished the trousers.


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