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an accidental perfect fit

Following on from my last post, there was such a great response to sharing the in-progress-not-quite-right side of designing, that i thought you might enjoy seeing another design that didn’t turn out as planned on first go. I drafted these pants for Buddy, and when i tried them on him i found that i had included too much ease. They were just too baggy in every way. I was upset because i didn’t want to adjust the pattern, i was tired, and had used up all my freetime for a few days on them. BOO> But then Bunny declared she loved them, tried them on, and low and behold they are perfect for her. The fit is exactly what i had wanted for Buddy. Cue angels singing, and happy smiles all over.

Which of course leaves me in a really nice situation, i know where to go from here. Now i know the size I drafted is actually perfect for her measurements, and i can grade down to get Buddy’s size. Easy as pie. It doesn’t normally work out this well, so i kind of happy danced afterwards!

So for now, until i find some time to grade the pattern down for Buddy, i know someone will be enjoying these lovely pants! I might even make Bunny another pair with heart knee patches, as the last heart patch pants i made for her were so well loved (read: worn to death).

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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9 years ago

She is so cute! And she looks so happy in these!

Oda O
9 years ago

Super-comfy new favorite pants!
Great work. Bunny certainly has a good eye for her style!

How I love the book’shelves’, and their low hung’n easy access for kids.