Front view (difficult to see the details)
It is absolutely amazing how much work I've had to do to get these to fit correctly. There is incredible ease- I took these babies up about 5 inches and they still need some tweaking. His measurements are for a size 38 so I used size "X" man, my mistake I should have used size "V". I knew they were going to be big but he wanted them loose. Nope, he REALLY wanted them fitting and not tight. Big difference!
I am now going back to the tracing board and making these things in a size "V" to start and tweaking from there. What was I thinking he needed that size over the other? Thank goodness I didn't make him something really complex in that size.
Well, it's a good pattern but not really made for men with skinny legs who want a more fitted style. I figure that's why they show the man at the side versus straight-on in the photo. I wonder if it would help to use the style that didn't have a seam in the back?
Another front view
This is a poor view of the stretch stitch on the Juki. It handled it well but I broke a needle doing it. It was intended for stretch so that was probably a little of the problem. (Size 75/11)
I took it up this way because I wasn't about to rip out the stretch stitch to change the size. It's practically a muslin since I so stupidly chose the wrong size to start with- duh!
So much for calling myself accomplished;)