Pants that fit perfectly don't
- bending over
- roller blading
- sky diving
- sit perfectly
- are the perfect length for your taste
- have the leg width just the way you like them: not too floppy, not too tight
- fit perfectly in every dimension at every point: waist, seat, thighs, knees, calves, ankles
In the last week I have made three pairs of pants, and have the 4th and last pair cut out. I tend to make them in batches, so they tend to wear out in batches. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. We won't discuss the weight gain if you don't mind.
My favorite type of pants are very simple in design: elastic waist, medium weight woven fabric with a touch of spandex in it, pockets on the front but not back, slim but not tight legs. The latest addition on this round of pants-making is a clever little cell phone pocket inside the right hand pocket, a detail copied from one of the DDs pants.
How to make perfectly fitting pants? it's really easier than all the millions of words printed on the subject:
- take the pair of pants that fit you the best
- wait until they die (are no longer wearable)
- analyze the things that are not perfect about them
- deconstruct them stitch by stitch (takes me about 2 hours, but I am notoriously slow at everything I do)
- make the necessary changes to them (in my case taking a tuck in the center front seam and slash and spread the center back seam).
Pants that fit perfectly don't have to be on a perfect body. Although I, in fact, DO have the perfect body. For the Upper Paleolithic, that is. If you don't know what I mean, just google Venus de Willendorf. Although I am not as well endowed up top as Ms. de Willendorf, I can match her cellulite for cellulite on the lower torso. I'm sure that is way more than you ever wanted to know about me, but even us lush-goddess-types can enjoy a perfectly fitting pair of pants.