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Reviewed by:Margaret
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Posted on:11/25/10 6:08 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 10 people   
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Margaret said... (11/28/10 4:15 AM) Reply
Thank you!
AnitaJJ said... (11/27/10 1:36 PM) Reply
Very nice looking pants. I love the topstitching details and they fit so beautfully on you. Great job.
Margaret said... (11/27/10 3:39 AM) Reply
Thanks so much! I think you can still order new copies of the book for about $30-35 from a relative of the author(?) through their own site (, NAYY).
MNBarb said... (11/27/10 1:20 AM) Reply
PS. You might be interested to know, I just looked for the book "Pants and Skirts to Fit Your Shape" and it's selling for $120 on Amazon. Hang on to your copy.
MNBarb said... (11/27/10 1:15 AM) Reply
I'm just sitting here so impressed with your pants-fitting. I can't even imagine a pattern with no line drawing and no directions. You must be VERY patient and adventuresome. The pants look so great on you. The detail of the pocket is really unique and gives a flattering line to the wearer. The review shows a good lesson in perserverance.
Margaret said... (11/26/10 4:24 AM) Reply
Thanks, everyone! Treefrog, I didn't buy the shirt although it looks like it's still in print. I've bought one Marfy pattern each for a different shirt, a coat, a jacket, a skirt, and these pants, to get some idea of how each type of garment might fit... but this is the first one I actually got around to sewing. Re Becca, that's good to know... maybe most of their pants patterns ARE drafted similarly... the proportions on this one don't seem very realistic for a majority of people, at least in the not-small size I used.
Re Becca said... (11/25/10 8:43 PM) Reply
They do have interesting details, and you really perfected the style and the fit. Your pants look fabulous! I love their shirts and jackets, but I will admit that I have never gotten their pants to fit well.
Rhonda in Montreal said... (11/25/10 3:39 PM) Reply
You're sew persevering, Margaret!! But, it's the challenge that you like, eh?? ;)
FreyaStark said... (11/25/10 3:22 PM) Reply
A very impressive effort, and they look good on you. Personally I would prefer to use an easier pattern.
treefrog said... (11/25/10 3:16 PM) Reply
Great pants - very distinctive. You put a lot of effort into this review which is extremely helpful. Did you get the shirt pattern as well?
RadarRadiance said... (11/25/10 10:58 AM) Reply
What a perfect fit, they turned out great!
KensingtonCrab said... (11/25/10 9:47 AM) Reply
Your work is beautiful!
mastdenman said... (11/25/10 9:46 AM) Reply
Nice pants. I really like the details on them.
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