It’s Terra time! I haven’t sewn these cute pants in 4 years, mostly because I needed to reprint, tape, and draft the pattern in a smaller size.
I also wanted to spend a lot of time working with changes and adjustments based on my notes from the first go-round.
- I sewed size 8 – my previous versions were size 12 and were always too large.
- I removed/flattened the jutting pocket edge, and I narrowed the side seam. The latter diminishes the cocoon aspect of the pants just a bit.
- I completely reworked the fly/zipper area. The pattern has only 3/8″ seam allowances and uses a sewn-on fly extension. As a result, the zipper is bulky and poorly covered. My change was really fairly simple: I drafted the center front and crotch seam with 5/8″ SA’s and added a cut-on fly extension. The final touch is a shaped fly shield.
- The pattern has 3 back pocket options, single welt, double welt, and patch. I seldom put a back pocket on pants, but these are really nice (check out those neat double carriers at center back, also part of the pattern).
So I’ve fallen in love with these funky Terras once again 🙂 Bye for now – Coco