I also have to work out the sequence of construction better. There were a few issues while sewing that I want to address for the next pair. Its pretty good for a finished muslin. I did do two other muslins first and then decided I need to to have a finished one. These are made out of linen and are completely machine stitched. I will hand stitch the next pair on all the elements that require top stitching.
|Has the right amount of baggy bum....gives him the illusion of perkyness...LOL!|
|A little baggy in the CF. Gonna take out about 1.5 cm and it should lay flat.|
|I think I need to shorten the width of the band so it hits the back of the knee and you can see the curve of the calf.|
|The placket opening is a bit too long. Although you can't see it in this picture.|
|The gusset needs to be a bit bigger and the waistband needs to be longer. I want him to be able to gain weight and still be able to wear these. He tends to get heavier in the winter than in the summer, so I need the extra wiggle room.|
They are missing buttons, which I don't have. I looked through my HUGE button jar and the only thing I have alot of are plastic ones. I wasn't really feeling up to cutting out a ton of circles and doing fabric covered buttons.
I also tried to keep the bum as fitted as I could and still allow unrestricted movement. I think it's baggy enough to give the look of 18th century breeches without the excess saggy diaper look.
I think once I have the pattern perfect then I will try to make a pair out of Chamois leather. Buckskin breeches would look yummy on him!