The Sabrina, the ultimate pants for everyday.
By Love Notions
—————-Spoiler alert: I love, love my new pants!————————
This was my first experience with Love Notions
When sewing with a `new` pattern company, I am always curious how the fit will be.
After sewing three, four patterns I know how ‘they’ drafted and know where to adjust without making a muslin first.
Well, this my first pattern from Love Notions and a muslin was a must.
I wanted to read the instructions first and downloaded the workbook. I thought that were the instructions and was happily surprised with the detailed information how to get your personal perfect fit! +1 for Love Notions and I became more enthousiastic about sewing my pants!
Then…….doo doo doo doo doo doo….I made a beginner mistake and sewed a muslin with a different fabric then I used for my final! I still don’t know what I was thinking, but it was something like: hmm, when it fit’s in stretch-woven, it will definately fits with ponte…Hahahaha, that’s somehow correct of course…Anyway, at least I can laugh about it…And I know my rise is too long. No worries, the workbook is there to help you step by step to get your perfect fit!
When you work with the workbook, you sew a muslin first. For that I printed version A, sewed it quick together and added an unlined waistband to get the basic fit. I found out I needed to get rid of some extra fabric at my hips and I lowered my rise, which I should have done more.. But that was my own fault. Because my inseam is 31.5″ I added length and the fit was spot on!
And then it was time to sew my final, whoot whoot! I had some gorgeous ponte with leather look I was saving for quite some time already and I managed to get everything out of 1 yard! Okay, I have to say I was really happy with the 2 options waistband, 1 for wider fabric, 1 for less wide fabric. I appreciate that a lot.
I only would have liked the waistband being understitched, which I did, although it wasn’t in the instructions. That would be my tip.
I used version B, with seams in the front and the back, which I topstitched, back pockets and split hems. The options to sew a different pants over and over again are endless and people how know me, knows I love options! But how doesn’t, to be honest.
The sewing was easy, the instructions clear and what I said already, the workbook is excellent! I was happily surprised about the clear instructions and even with all the different options, it was easy to follow. I recommend this pattern for everybody, included beginners who wants to sew a good fitted pants.
To me, Love Notions is a designer I keep following for sure!
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