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cairncrew
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Date: 2/4/11 10:07 AM

I have a TNT pattern for pull on pants that I love from the Sewing Workshop Trio pattern. These fit wonderfully in a medium
and are quick and easy. I didn't like the pockets and cut my own and placed them where I could actually use them BTW. How novel! Anyway, I really need to find a nice jean/fly front type pattern. I don't like a tapered leg, it's either boot cut or straight from the hip, sits at natural waist or a little below and it would be nice if it was made for petites. I've considered dong the Petite Plus pattern for jeans but it looks like a pretty high rise and a narrow leg which I just don't like. Anybody have good luck with a jeans pattern or nice back yoked pant pattern. Jalie has been talked about a lot on SPR, but on the reviews many times folks don't put what size they made and let's face it, I'm not a size 6 anymore, more like a 14.

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Date: 2/4/11 10:20 AM

I would definitely recommend the Jalie jean. I am a 14 and found them to be very flattering.

I would recommend a muslin, I found that I needed to make a couple of changes...I always have to raise the back waist band and curve the back seam over my bottom, so no surprise that I would have to do that as well.

however, I also found that the legs were really narrow, and I ended up widening the back piece, just in the leg. I also found the jean as drafted to be a touch short...which is surprising considering I am only 5' 6". I ended up lengthening by two inches in the final version.

I also cut the waistband along the grain to prevent stretching...so I had to lengthen the pattern piece somewhat since as it is drafted it was intended to be cut on the bias (I think)....so, you have to add some length to the piece to account for the stretch you are taking away.

The jean is by far the most flattering, and most like RTW that I have ever made.

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Date: 2/4/11 11:30 AM

Oh thank you for the post. I'm 5'2" so being too short is rarely a problem. Now, are you a 14 RTW or did you make the size 14 in Jalie, and if not, what size did you find worked for you or are they closely sized to RTW? Any pant pattern really does need a muslin. Did you use a stretch fabric for your final garment?

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Date: 2/4/11 11:37 AM

I'm a 14 RTW...I can't remember what size I made for the Jalie, they use letters...maybe a Z? I remember it being near the end of the alphabet. I just used whatever their size chart indicated for my starting point for my muslin.

I used stretch denim from Fabric.com for both my muslin and the final. I just bought a huge length of it when it was on sale since I expected multiple muslins. I used one with 3% lycra, medium weight denim.

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Date: 2/4/11 12:15 PM

Vogue 1051

Very flattering on almost all figure types and meets your criteria of fly front, right below natural waist and wider leg.

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Date: 2/4/11 1:11 PM

I just received the new HotPatterns jean pattern, which sounds like it might fit your wishlist:

HP Metropolitan slouchy trouser jean

I'm planning to start on these this weekend--first pair will be in a drapey corduroy. Trudy says that these have a similar fit to her Marrakesh pant, which I've made and loved. Trudy has a curvy figure, and her version of this new jean pattern look great on her--she made a youtube video for this pattern:

HP Slouchy trouser jean video
-- Edited on 2/4/11 1:12 PM --

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2014 Fabric OUT: 88 yards
2014 Fabric Sewn: 38 yards
2014 Fabric Donated: 50 yards
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Date: 2/4/11 3:40 PM

Michelle L,
Thank you for getting back to me. And I see you have also made
the Vogue pattern suggested by Luckylibbet (Thank you TOO!). It's also on sale at the Vogue web site.....
Michellep74, I saw this new one and wondered. Thank you for the link.
I may just have to get all 3 (Jalie) and have a pant testing extravaganza. If they are on sale, it's close in price to one at full price
and face it, a pattern for well fitting pants can save you SO MUCH in he long run. I know with that the Sewing Workshop pattern I use I have saved a ton. It's rare now that I find a pair of pants in that type of style that I like better.
I haven't done a review of the Trio pants, but I did finish a pair yesterday and they are up on my blog. Camp Runamuck

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Date: 2/4/11 10:22 PM

What type of rise do the Marrakesh pants have, michellep74? That is, would they fit a long rise? Or could they be easily adjusted to do so?

Anyone try the Loes Hinse Oxford? That pattern has intrigued me for years, but there's no easy way to purchase the pattern and I've yet to see it IRL. I think it has a fly-front, but I could be really off.

I keep saying that I want to get at least two pairs of TNT patterns, but grrr! Stuff happens. Then there's the frustrating tussle in the dressing room that steels that resolve. This year! I MUST!

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Date: 2/6/11 9:22 AM

I really like these Burda pants Burda 7746

I've made them in cotton twill, drapey rayon, and stretch denim.

Judy

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Date: 2/6/11 2:06 PM

Quote: ldpaulson
What type of rise do the Marrakesh pants have, michellep74? That is, would they fit a long rise? Or could they be easily adjusted to do so?

As drafted, they hit just below the waist. If you wanted them to come up higher, I don't see why it would be difficult to do so--other than the fact that you thread a drawstring through the waistband, it's a pretty standard waistband construction.

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2014 Fabric IN: 153.13 yards
2014 Fabric OUT: 88 yards
2014 Fabric Sewn: 38 yards
2014 Fabric Donated: 50 yards
pre-2014 Stash patterns used in 2014: 7

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