New trouser patterns always bring out a few nerves because it can be a pretty tedious process running up two or three toiles/muslins to try to get the fit right. But here I’m working with stretch denim (2% elastane, decent quality, pre-washed twice – I’m being good). So how the heck do you successfully toile a pair of jeans without purchasing double, triple or quadruple the amount of fabric you actually need?
As far as I can tell, there are three options:
- Give tissue fitting a go. (This pattern has negative ease at the hips, so I’m not sure how this works in tissue…)
- Cut the seam allowances extra wide and try to pin fit the real thing
- Make up the real thing and just cross my fingers it comes out as a wearable muslin rather than a complete nightmare.
Which would you do?