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Posted on:11/17/12 7:45 PM
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vannie said... (1/15/13 11:29 AM) Reply
Just made this pattern. I thought they looked huge as I cut them out so laid a good-fitting pair of pants on top and noticed the different and promptly cut them down 2 sizes from what the measurements said I should wear. Fit perfectly. I didn't have trouble with the fly instructions, but did have to read them carefully and really examine the pictures. Yes, wider leg than anticipated--they are straight leg pants.
JEF said... (12/9/12 7:26 AM) Reply
Agree that photo is very misleading. Hope your next pants come out closer to expectations.
KatC83 said... (11/18/12 2:55 PM) Reply
You are all completely right - the line drawing should have told me what I needed to know, but I guess I wanted to look like the photograph (no chance, hahaha!). Thankfully the fabric wasn't too expensive, and I didn't waste too much time. You're right that I also could/should have checked the ease on the actual pattern pieces... I shouldn't have trusted the envelope measurements! Frustrating that I should have to do this though, when the pattern cost $15. I will give Style Arc a go, it's been suggested to me a few times. Onwards and upwards :-)
ggf2005 said... (11/18/12 1:08 PM) Reply
The line drawing is more representative of how they really look. One thing to do before cutting based on your measurement is to look at the amount of ease given on the pattern pieces and if it is not shown then measure. I too have problems because of my bodacious butt and short waist.
Huntwoman said... (11/18/12 6:09 AM) Reply
I have this pattern and the Jalie pattern. Thank you for saving me the time and fabric I'd have wasted on these. Hope it was an inexpensive fabric. Size on the big 4 is just crazy, so hard to know. I usually measure the actual pattern pieces but it shouldn't be that hard. Thanks for the picture that was worth a 1000 words! Sure didn't resemble the example they show on the pattern front by any stretch.
ChristmasHills said... (11/18/12 3:38 AM) Reply
I had a look at the pattern and I think the envelope photograph is really misleading. The photograph of the pants looks like a slim leg but the drawing is a waaaay different story. Not fair of the pattern company. Have you given StyleArc a go? ( I have nothing to do with the company.)
KatC83 said... (11/18/12 2:25 AM) Reply
Hahahaha I know, I know. I just prefer my pants to fit more closely, otherwise I look huge! On to the next pattern I guess - then I can forget about this disaster :-)
marec said... (11/18/12 0:47 AM) Reply
I had to laugh at your description of these slacks...not all pants have to cup every curve :-) Sorry you were disappointed in the results. I know the feeling!
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