|Jalie: 2908 (Women's Stretch Jeans) - Type:Pants |
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|Posted on:||6/19/13 10:11 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular Petite |
Jalie Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $12.75 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton suiting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Jalie says: 'Women's flattering stretch jeans with slim fit through the hips and thigh and a flared leg, back and side front pockets, zip fly with button closure.'
In fact, these pants are not strictly made from this pattern. I copied some well-fitting ready-to-wear (RTW) pants and compared them to my tried and tested Jalie pattern, which I had previously altered to fit me as well as possible and to a skinny leg style.
To fit a two year old up to a women's US size 22.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, apart from my changes and the fact that I didn't actually use this pattern!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I have made this pattern before very successfully. It's a great style and easy to merge sizes to achieve a good fit. With these pants I wanted to compare the crotch curve on my RTW pants to the Jalie pattern to improve the fit in the bum area!
Printed floral cotton blend fabric with a nice stretch. I had only bought 1m of fabric so I had to omit the back and front pockets from my pants, which was fine for the style I was making.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As mentioned, I made a pattern from my RTW pants. I laid the RTW pattern over the Jalie pattern to compare the two. It turned out that the patterns were almost identical in all areas apart from the back crotch curve. The Jalies had a much deeper curve than my RTW pants and the Jalies had a back yoke, absent in the RTWs. I made these pants with my RTW pattern, omitting the yoke and using the shallower crotch curve.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have definitely made an improvement to the fit of my beloved Jalie pattern. I love how a little tweak here and there can create a more flattering fit. I will be using this modification going forward. This change will not be for everyone as it depends on individual shape, but I would recommend the process of comparing well-fitting garments with a pattern to improve the fit.
This process is well worth the effort in my nerdy sewer's opinion. Do note that I had made the Jalie pattern many times and changed the fit slightly before moving on to comparing it with the RTW pants. Starting with the already well-fitting Jalie pattern was helpful and blending it with the RTW bum adjustment really helped the fit. I love it when a plan comes together!
I have pictures of the pattern comparison and the finished pants on my blog
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