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|Reviewed by:||squirrellypoo|| |
|Posted on:||3/7/14 9:30 AM |
|Last Updated:||3/11/14 8:16 AM|
Named Clothing Pattern Info
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 8 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Pants |
|Available for sale on PR: $20.50 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Stretch Bengaline [See other projects in this fabric]|
|New to me pattern company contest questions:|
1. Why did you choose this Pattern Company?
I always like to seek out new pattern companies and I instantly loved the design lines of these jeans - totally unlike any I'd seen before. I like that it's a small company founded by two Finnish sisters, and I admire the scale and breadth of the patterns they're releasing, too.
2. How did you obtain this pattern? (bricks and mortar store, online, downloaded)I bought this pdf pattern directly from Named.
3. Did the pattern meet up with your expectations- ie if a PDF was it easy to print. In general was the fit as described, was the pattern a success, company easy to work with?
I answered most of these in my full review below, but the pattern was definitely a success. The only thing that might throw some people is that the pattern sizes are only nested two sizes at a time, so if your measurements span more than two sizes, you might have issues.
4. Was sewing this pattern more or less difficult than other pattern companies? If so, why?Sewing this was comparable to other pattern companies - the instructions were well written and fully illustrated, and easy to understand. All the pieces matched up nicely, and were well drafted.
5. Would you buy another pattern from this company? Why or why not.Yes, I would definitely buy from Named again - not all of their styles appeal to me, but for the ones that do, I know I'll get a quality pattern.
6. Would you recommend this Pattern Company?
Yes, I'd definitely recommend them, especially since they overhauled their first collection patterns to make them even easier to use!
I now return you to your regularly scheduled Pattern Review, already in progress... ;)
This pattern is for trousers with centre front leg seams, banded front pockets, jeans-style patch back pockets, fly front, and curved waistband.
34-44. I've recently become more... compact in my legs due to marathon training so I made a 40 based on my current measurements. The fit is very close, so make sure your fabric is stretchy!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, my version looks a lot like the photos, tech drawing, and other versions I've seen around the web.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes - Named have recently revamped their first collection patterns. The instructions are now illustrated (though with some mistakes - I noticed they forget to say to close the pocket bags!), and you get all the sizes when you buy them, though they're still split into different pdfs (two sizes per file). There are 1cm seam allowances included, but the stitching lines are also marked, which is helpful.
Apart from a few mistakes, the instructions were absolutely fine, and the illustrations were very good.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I absolutely love the front leg seams and the way the front pocket integrates into them and you can use the reverse of the fabric for the top of the pocket. Such a great detail!
The only thing I would change in future is that these are just a tad more low-rise than I'm used to in my trousers, so I'd increase this a bit in my next pair.
The fabric is from Minerva (now sold out) and is a silver-coated stretch "denim", but which I'm fairly certain is actually a bengaline based on feel and the fact that it only stretches lengthwise. I learned this the hard way after cutting out my first pair according to the fabric layout (for the standard cross-wise stretch) and not being able to get them on past my calves! Luckily, I had a second length of the fabric that I'd not pre-washed (as pre-washing made most of the silver come off, so Minerva sent me more), so I was super careful cutting them out the second time!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't make any fit changes to these, but I omitted the seaming on the back pocket, as I saw from my muslin that the detail is lost in my fabric anyway.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I will totally sew these again as I really need some jeans that aren't too baggy on me now, and I've got some stretch denim in my stash. I'd totally recommend them, too - it's a great skinny jeans pattern with great details.
See more photos and read about my tip over at FehrTrade.com!
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