Wednesday, March 26, 2008
One of my goals this year is to sew up the many UFO's I have lurking in my closet. These pants are one of two pair that I cut out last spring. Last week I thought it would be nice to have a new pair of jeans to wear while on my mini-vacation at the Abbey.
Pattern Description: MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE PANTS: Close-fitting, straight, below-waist pants: floor length with fly zipper closure, non working front pockets, back patch pockets, carriers and stitched hems.
6-22. I made size 12, view B. When I checked Vogue's website for the pattern, it was tagged OOP.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much. The lower pants leg seemed to flare a little more than the diagram.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. There was nothing confusing about them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like the two part pant leg. I'm always looking for something a little different in the pant leg. I didn't like the mock front pockets. It seemed like a waste of time to do the stitching and not have the benefit of the pockets. My next pair, which I already have cut out, I'll add pockets to the front.
Fabric Used: Denim that my dad gave to me years ago.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I added two inches to the upper and lower leg of the front and back. Because of my sway back I reduced the upper edge of the waist band to eliminate the gap between my lower back and the waistband. This was accomplished by folding out two darts on the pattern piece to fit my waist. No darts in the actual waistband. Sorry no picture. Without the alteration, I could easily fit my hand into the back of the pants.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes. As I stated earlier I already have another pair cut and ready to sew.
Conclusion: Nice pair of comfort jeans to add to my wardrobe.