I've been searching for some pants with back princess seams similar to Vogue 9032. Why not use Vogue 9032 you say? Because angled side pockets have NEVER looked good on my hips. Ever - not even 20 years and 50 pounds ago.
So when I happened upon OOP Vogue 2921 at the 2015 MPB Day pattern swap, I was elated! My butt-princess seam pant pattern search was over.
Except no. Big no. The cut of these pants is WAAAAAY too wide or something. Only now after having looked at the line drawings do I realize that the cut is completely different. V9032 appears to hug the hips more gracefully and taper at the hem. The legs on V2921 are like stovepipes.
I started with a size 16 and have removed a considerable amount of width from the inseam, outseam, and princess seam. The result? Not good.
The photos are overexposed to show the detail/twist/WTFery.
I'm sure I cut everything on grain, so the twist that's happening from the knee down is probably from taking out so much width. I don't think starting with a smaller size will help either.
This is actually my third time attempting this pattern. The first time was a muslin that looked promising. For the second attempt, I used rayon-poly-lycra suiting and it was a MESS. The current pair is made from a lightweight wool suiting that I picked up from my recent splurge at my local non-profit art store (gotta blog about this latest haul!).
I could take all of the extra stitching out to retain the original width. But then it looks like I'm all pants and nothing else.
I wonder if I can somehow trace the front of 2921 onto the front of 9032. I'm hesitant to use the complete front of 2921 because of the leg shaping. Hmm...
Any thoughts? I could cut the legs off at the knee and make knickers. But then I know I would never wear them! =)