Instagram, Barbara explained that this is a 'stain resistant treatment used by Covington Fabrics meant probably for upholstery or pillows.' (Covington Fabrics was stamped on the opposite selvedge. She is good!) She added that it doesn't mean it can't be used for garments and asked if it softened when it was pre-washed. It softened well with the pre-wash and dry so onward with my plan. Oh.... I do like the fact this fabric was stamped 'up' with an arrow showing 'up'..... as unbeknownst to me at the time of purchase.... there is an 'up' (or top) to the design so this helped tremendously when laying out my pattern for cutting, and luckily I'd bought enough to accommodate the extra yardage needed.
Threads Magazine's Sandra Betzina's well written 'Everyone Can Have Jeans that Fit' was perfect. Easy to understand, simple to do. I redrew the back pattern piece, came up from the crotch to where I thought was where I needed 'more', cut and slashed one line and opened up 1/2". She shows two different lines on the drawing below..... I only needed the one lower line. I also cut a little loosely around the hip areas on both the front and back pieces when I was cutting out the fabric to add just a little extra. Nothing exact and scientific.... just a smidgeon extra. All this seemed to have worked as these pants fit me pretty good. The back rise feels much better. I may go back and add 1/4" at some point. Everything else was the same as the first.... 1 1/2" elastic.... 1 1/4" hem..... easy.
|Threads Magazine - Sandra Betzina|
So I was very excited the full butt adjustment worked, as I tried on these pants for the first time.... and of course had to share my thrill of success with someone.... and who better but one's husband. "Tom, look..... the full-butt adjustment worked!" He replies..... "The whaaaaat?!!!" "Full-butt adjustment!" so full of excitement not realizing this was foreign vocabulary to my sweet husband. "You did a whaaaat?!!" He again replied. And with that he burst out laughing. I burst out laughing. And I cannot say it again with a straight face.
I am so thankful for my sewing friends.
We share the same vocabulary.
Happy Sewing Everyone! :)