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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2367 (Misses' Skirts, Shorts)

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Posted on:8/31/10 12:57 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Miss Fairchild said... (5/22/11 8:30 AM) Reply
That's one of the "bears" about using stretch fabrics while trying to learn how to fit jeans--ask me how I know! I wasted a nice piece of stretch poplin, in olive, while taking a fitting class, and using it for such. But truly, for a first time, these pants look great! (better than my first pair..) Just a little more tweaking and you'll have these pants fitting just fine! At least you're brave enough to make them again--don't give up until you've tried everything. I finally got pants to fit after 30 something years, and then my body changes.. What looks like all you need to do is lengthen your crotch curve in front and that will bring those wrinkles out. Also, it appears you have heavy upper thighs (like me because I used to run alot), which is another reason you need to bring that crotch curve out more. HTH.
lyndle said... (9/11/10 0:44 AM) Reply
These look good on the story board and they probably fit as well as RTW ones would. It's so easy to spot the defects with your own sewing because you are looking for them. Wear them with pride - they look great in the outfit on your wardrobe. I agree about Burda, their crotch curve is closer to my RTW pants that fit than simplicity ones are for me. You can buy Burda in envelopes as well as in the magazines, and your library might even stock the mags if you are lucky.
Gordita1616 said... (8/31/10 9:28 PM) Reply
I have yet to have any luck at all sewing my own pants, so I feel your pain. Thanks for the review.
HawkeMorningStar7 said... (8/31/10 6:33 PM) Reply
barebear Simplicity has a wacky crotch curve, maybe try a burda if you want to practice fitting with less headaches :) If you dont get burda WOF I will be more than happy to trace of a size 16 for a basic pant, just pm me OK?? Enjoy these the colour is fabulous with your corals!
sewsunny37 said... (8/31/10 5:39 PM) Reply
You are brave! I've only tackled skirts since my one pair of capris was disastrous. I've been tempted to pick up this pattern and might now since all the designs look cute.
o3b said... (8/31/10 5:33 PM) Reply
You are funny (they look like the pattern when you're not wearing them). I get what you are talking about with them not fitting as great as you want - especially in the pics you have here that single out the pants - as the review should - BUT in your story board, the overall look is flattering. You are off to a good start, and you should work with this pattern. Keep with your plan to wear them proudly.
newmama said... (8/31/10 1:52 PM) Reply
Pants are tough and I haven't made enough of them to offer help. I just wanted to congratulate you on being brave!
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