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Pattern Reviews> Self Drafted Pattern> 125587-1010 (The North Face Raven Shorts)

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Posted on:9/26/12 8:33 PM
Last Updated:9/27/12 2:51 AM

Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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Nancywin said... (9/29/12 11:27 AM) Reply
These look great. Well worth all the effort you put into it.
Levone said... (9/28/12 10:48 AM) Reply
Great looking shorts! I enjoy reading about all of your projects! You really do excellent work.
Margaret said... (9/27/12 11:47 AM) Reply
Great-looking shorts! Worth all the effort, and they sound like a real improvement over the RTW ones. Thanks for the details on the gusset.
barbcl said... (9/27/12 11:01 AM) Reply
Fantastic job!
jannw said... (9/27/12 9:44 AM) Reply
Great!!! The gusset really adds to it..I won't say it's a great knockoff as it looks like it should be the other way around! Yours will stay up and are more practical for their intended use!! Congrats!!
Sigrid. said... (9/27/12 8:27 AM) Reply
Perfection. What a great knockoff.
KensingtonCrab said... (9/27/12 7:50 AM) Reply
Your work is amazing! Love the whole package!
Mel.J said... (9/27/12 6:59 AM) Reply
Another awesome knock-off. The pockets are very cool, I can see why you wanted to have them. :)
Dilliander said... (9/27/12 5:56 AM) Reply
Thanks for the extra details and photos of the leg gusset, really appreciated :) You did a great job with fitting these as I imagine the gusset would affect the fit too. You do make the best shorts!!
treefrog said... (9/27/12 2:55 AM) Reply
Thanks for the lovely comments! Dilliander, I've just added a couple of photos and a really lame attempt at describing the benefits. It is hard to describe but makes a big difference
Dilliander said... (9/27/12 1:12 AM) Reply
Wow, these are impressive! Fabulous details and top-stitching perfection! Is it possible to add a photo showing a closeup of the gusset, you've peaked my interest :) Also wondering if you could mention the benefit of a gusset over the standard inner leg seam as this is not something I'm familiar with. Thanks for a great review.
ChristmasHills said... (9/27/12 1:03 AM) Reply
You are an inspiration to me.
KarlaB said... (9/27/12 0:50 AM) Reply
You should definitely feel proud of your work on these shorts! I enjoyed reading your review: your skill is inspiring!
loti said... (9/26/12 11:56 PM) Reply
I want. I love the repeat of the v yoke with the v belt carriers, very very nice.
cmcarr said... (9/26/12 10:48 PM) Reply
Wow, you do great work.
FreyaStark said... (9/26/12 10:33 PM) Reply
You certainly are allowed to feel a little smug. You've done a great job, and the quality of your finish is especially impressive. No way would I go to such trouble, not even for something as important as camel-riding pants.
katlew03 said... (9/26/12 9:47 PM) Reply
Wow, what a lot of steps. But the results were worth it. Great top stitching. Amazing job. You deserve a hand for all the work you put into these shorts.
renren said... (9/26/12 9:15 PM) Reply
Yes, you are allowed to feel smug! We are all feeling a ittle smug because of our association with such a clever person! Love all these details--they make an extraordinary pair of gusseted hiking shorts.
cerulean said... (9/26/12 9:09 PM) Reply
Great job! It's really a great style of shorts! I love the pockets!
QuiltSewSewSue said... (9/26/12 8:48 PM) Reply
What a great knock-off! Absolutely worth all the work!
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