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Switched to new pattern McCall's 6610 for J Lo booty
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Date: 7/11/12 2:19 PM

I'm the one who asked about making pants for my daughter who has J Lo booty. I have run into problems big time. I was going to make the shorts from M5633. She had also wanted jeans also so I thought switching to McCall's new jeans pattern M6610 would help--it has the back yoke that sings2high wrote about and horizontal front pockets. Here is back envelope info.: M6610 back of envelope. I am making view B. Her measurements are seen here which I'll clarify since it's kinda hard to see: measurement info from instructions.

waist-29.75
hips-39
crotch depth-11
crotch length-33.5

I don't understand how to tape the pieces together to so I can edit it as you see here from the instructions pattern pieces. Here are how the pieces are labeled:

17-waistband front (for fitting only)
8-yoke back
15-back B
4-side front
16-waistband front (for fitting only)
13-front B

So here is my attempt at piecing them back pieces and the front pieces. And I don't know what to do with piece 11 which is the waistband.

It says to match notches and symbols but some of those notches and symbols don't seem to match anything that I can tell. Again, this is my first time to make pants. Please tell me if I should go back to making the original pattern of M5633, or not? Are jeans harder to start with on making pants that tailored pants? I knew making pants would be hard, but my goodness!!

I know this is a lot to look at and take in, but I am so discouraged, frustrated and stressed out! If you can advise me on what to do I would SOOOO much appreciate it!:hug: Thank you so much!
-- Edited on 7/11/12 5:07 PM --

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Sewing/Embroidery: Baby Lock Ellure Plus * Sewing: Kenmore 385.1764180 * Sewing: Kenmore 385.17124 * Sewing: Vintage-Singer 115 * Serger: Baby Lock Evolve
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Date: 7/11/12 3:35 PM

I can't get your picture to come though. I've never worked with the 6610. I have worked with 5633. I found the 5633 to run large, and being a cargo pant, it's not like the jeans cut you are looking for.

Have you tried the Connie Crawford jeans pattern? I've been using it for years. Also McCall 5894, a Palmer/Pletsch pattern, might be a bit of help. P/P gives little mini lessons on how to fit in each of their patterns. I don't find jeans any more difficult than anything else. It's all in the fitting.

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Date: 7/11/12 5:02 PM

You should have gone with the Jalie jeans pattern. For a curvier frame, denim with lycra is your best bet and would be a lot more comfortable.

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Date: 7/11/12 5:08 PM

Sorry--I edited the post to include more info. and photo links.

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Sewing/Embroidery: Baby Lock Ellure Plus * Sewing: Kenmore 385.1764180 * Sewing: Kenmore 385.17124 * Sewing: Vintage-Singer 115 * Serger: Baby Lock Evolve
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Date: 7/11/12 5:10 PM

The fabric I was going to use is a khaki med weight--not like thick denim and it has either spandex or lycra in it.

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Sewing/Embroidery: Baby Lock Ellure Plus * Sewing: Kenmore 385.1764180 * Sewing: Kenmore 385.17124 * Sewing: Vintage-Singer 115 * Serger: Baby Lock Evolve
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Date: 7/11/12 7:22 PM

If this is your first stab a pants, I would start with a slack or trouser, just to learn the construction of a pair of pants. And this would help you get an idea of some of the adjustments needed to fit your daughter. Jeans have a lot of do-dads(yokes, pockets, insets, closer fit). All this can be pretty overwhelming, if you have never constructed pants before.

I wouldn't tape anything. I pin my stuff. I have a cardboard cutting surface and can just stick my pins in to it. I think taping would cause some tearing when you go to remove it. Are you taping to just get flat measurements or are you going to do a tissue fitting?

Even with tissue fitting, I would pin and not tape. What notches and symbols do you find not matching?

Take a deep breath and take one step at a time. I thought 5633 was more involved than my jeans pattern.

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Date: 7/12/12 0:42 AM

I'm pretty sure the extra "for fitting only" waistband pieces are to bring the pattern up to the natural waist so you can measure more accurately. You won't use them when you cut out your fabric.

Looking at your taped together pattern the pieces are not matching because you do not have the seams on top of each other. The overlap of the pattern pieces will be 1 and 1/4 inches. You might find it helpful to draw the actual seam on the pattern and match those. The taped together pattern will not be flat but all the seams should match except where there is ease. Just leave in the wrinkles in the pattern for that.
Good luck. Keep us posted.

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Date: 7/12/12 9:50 AM

Thank you JTink--With the M633 I was going to pin the pieces together and have her try one leg on--as I read in the PFRP book (I get nervous with tissue pinning for someone to try on because I feel like I'm not going to get a true sense of any modifying to the pattern that might be needed). Then I switched patterns. I was only taping since that was what the instructions said to do in order to modify it with her measurements. Should I pick a whole new pattern altogether--like the Jalie one that was mentioned? I don't know the pattern number. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks so much for your help!

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Sewing/Embroidery: Baby Lock Ellure Plus * Sewing: Kenmore 385.1764180 * Sewing: Kenmore 385.17124 * Sewing: Vintage-Singer 115 * Serger: Baby Lock Evolve
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Date: 7/12/12 9:52 AM

What is the Jalie jeans pattern number?

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Sewing/Embroidery: Baby Lock Ellure Plus * Sewing: Kenmore 385.1764180 * Sewing: Kenmore 385.17124 * Sewing: Vintage-Singer 115 * Serger: Baby Lock Evolve
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Date: 7/12/12 4:10 PM

I believe that is Jalie 2908. There are tons of reviews here on PR.

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