Classic fit with a flat front, back darts, and a wide waistband. Decorative welt pockets are set in the waistline seam. Finished inseam 34". Pattern Sizing:
6-16 (hip size 37-46"). I made a 12, with significant fitting adjustments. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, like the previous reviewer: clothing engineer - mine were also tighter Were the instructions easy to follow?
I'm a huge fan of J Stern Design patterns and I must say her designs are fantastic with very well written directions (her jeans can be purchased with the fitting book, and she has tutorials on her blog). What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This was basically the same pattern as the J Stern Jeans - with a few design adjustments - so I took Jennifer's Class at the 2011 ASG Conference in LA - I already had a TNT pair of jeans that I could compare to this pattern. Fabric Used:
Stretch Denim-ish Twill from Mood Fabrics. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I remember that I took 1/2 inch off the hips (I have no hips); made the crotch curve deeper, took two inches off the pants and recut them to ensure the curve was the same between the knee and the end of the pants, and added four inches to the end of the pants to ensure I had enough room (I'm only a 31" inseam but I am paranoid!). I did not attempt back pockets and did add belt loops (from the jeans patterns) because no hips means I need a belt late in the day! Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Heck yes, I love these pair of pants. Conclusion:
Another successful design from Jennifer - thanks!!
And I fell back in love with my Red TNT J Stern Design Jeans Red TNT J Stern Jeans Red TNT Jeans Side