I promised to share with you the muslin for my Tailored Pants, Simplicity 2860. I cut the pattern tissue in a Curvy Fit, Size 16. Then I traced all the seams allowances on the tissue so I could pin the seams when doing a Tissue Fit. Here is a picture of my Tissue Fit:
From the Tissue Fit I learned that I would need to add 1 ½ inch to the upper back seam line to have enough fabric to cover my curvy derriere. I used the slash method by cutting the upper seam line to the 1 inch side seam allowance being careful not to cut all the way through. Then I inserted tissue to give me the needed 1 ½ inch. Here is a picture of my slash method alteration.Then I cut and stitched the muslin using given seam allowances and the following adjustments were needed:
Outer Leg Seams: 1 inch increased to 1 ¼ inch
Inner Leg Seams : 5/8 inch increased to 1 1/8 inch
Upper Back Center Seam: 1 inch increased to 2 inch
Front Crotch: 11 ¾ inch decreased to 11 ½ inch
Back Crotch: 15 inch increased to 16 ½ inch
I also lowered my crotch curve to prevent excess fabric just above the crotch at pubic bone and to prevent the back crotch seam cutting between the buttocks. Here is a picture of my fitted muslin.
Mrs. Smith from Sew Crafty Chemist feared that a Curvy Fit size 16 would be too big for me. But I think I needed to cut that size to cover my butt! (HA-HA!) The finished measurements of my pants are:
Finished Tailored Pants Measurements
Waist: 30 1/3 inch
Hips: 41 inch
Front Crotch: 11 ½ inch
Back Crotch: 16 ½ inch
Full Crotch: 28 inch
On to cutting the pattern in the fashion fabric!