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Pattern Reviews> JSM Patterns> JSM (Joyce Simons Murphy) (Pants1)

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Posted on:6/7/06 10:29 PM
Last Updated:6/18/06 6:06 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular Petite 
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 31 people   
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j222b said... (7/22/06 8:27 AM) Reply
I think if you try this Judy Barlup technique on the slant pocket, the pockets will not gap: Here is another tutorial, to use with JBs.
CSY said... (6/18/06 11:16 PM) Reply
Your pants look PERFECT! BRAVO!
Mermie said... (6/18/06 11:14 PM) Reply
What a great fititng pair of pants! I am so happy for you, and also SO jealous. You and your new pants are an inspiration for me to keep trying to get that perfect fit.
MaryLynn in Long Beach said... (6/18/06 9:55 PM) Reply
WOWOWOW!. From a couple of the pics it looks like the pocket may be gaping because it got stretched. That angle is a bias and it will stretch if you look at it. Do you have any iron on stay tape? If you do, take the pocket, while STILL ATTACHED TO THE PATTERN PAPER straight to the ironing board and iron on some stay tape. The other possibility is you are sewing the pocket bag and not accounting for the curve of your body. Do you have Power Sewing? If not, PM me and we will work something out. These look sooooooo good Megan. I remember when you first turned up here and were having a problem setting in a sleeve. You have really come a long, long way. Congratulations.
drsue said... (6/18/06 9:34 PM) Reply
Mission accomplished! Perfect Pants!
Mandolin82 said... (6/18/06 9:07 PM) Reply
GREAT pants! Concerning the pocket: I don't know but for some of us I think the very vertical horizontal slant on this style of pocket just tends to gap. I have some great fitting pants, but have found that a more horizontal diagonal doesn't gap for me. In other words the starts closer to the center on the waistband and ends closer to the top (waistband) on the side seam.
Jennifer shaw said... (6/18/06 7:58 PM) Reply
WooooHooo! Looks like you pulled a rabbit out of the hat- presto! Congratulations on these beautiful fitting slacks!! About the pockets- did you stay tape the slanted pocket seam( on the fashion fabric) prior to applying the pockets? That would be my suggestion. Shake that swingset!! :)
sewnbysf said... (6/18/06 7:16 PM) Reply
Wow, both pairs look great!
popoagiesmiles said... (6/18/06 7:03 PM) Reply
Wouldn't it be awesome if the pattern you came home with had lines for a dropped-waist version, a version with flared legs, etc? I guess because of the different fit requirements of different styles, it might be hard, but that would e pretty amazing.
Lilibet said... (6/18/06 6:59 PM) Reply
The fit is fabulous.
Sew4Fun said... (6/18/06 6:27 PM) Reply
Great fit. There is no better feeling! About the gaping pockets, did you use a pocket/trouser stay? Certain pocket styles will gape, even on pants that fit, unless you use a pocket stay. A pocket is an opening that naturally wants to open. It is easy to draft your own pocket stay from the front pattern piece. HTH. Lovely pants!
Leslie in Austin said... (6/18/06 6:17 PM) Reply
Hot dang look at your rear in those pants! Congrats on your success!
Ann B. said... (6/13/06 10:58 PM) Reply
Tailypo, I rarely leave two comments on a review...but this one is to THANK YOU. After reading your review I pulled out my copy of this pattern (after making too many to count muslins of 3 others) and with only a little alteration in the back... they fit! Like you I added to the hem width before I even sewed my muslin. How liberating to make a muslin of something I'd actually like to wear. I'd PM you, but everyone should get another dose of how nicely this pattern is made and the wonderful instructions. I purchased the Judy Barlup Pant Design and Construction book after the fact. The JSM booklet I recieved with the pattern is just fine, but I'm on a pant quest, and the more information the better for me.
Patti B said... (6/10/06 6:55 PM) Reply
Terrific pants and terrific review. I share your elation at pants that fit!
Quesie said... (6/10/06 11:23 AM) Reply
Wow, you look like a million bucks in these pants. What an inspiration! I want to quickly follow in your footsteps!
JDpenelope said... (6/10/06 6:56 AM) Reply
This review and your other one of the class really make me want to take the class. And also read more of your humorous and insightful reviews.
twistedangel said... (6/9/06 5:15 PM) Reply
Wow! They look great! Congratulations!!
Doris W. in TN said... (6/9/06 2:07 PM) Reply
Well done! I've made three pairs of pants from the JSM pattern and one pair has horribly gaping pockets. I was interested to read about yours, too. I canNOT figure out why... I'll post a review of mine someday soon I hope. Maybe I should take Joyce's class first and stop trying to 'fit' myself. Yours look great. :-D
Lisa Laree said... (6/9/06 12:31 PM) Reply
Mandolin82 said... (6/9/06 0:26 AM) Reply
If you live in the Seattle area Judy will do custom pattern development. Pants that fit - priceless. I also love her pants book - I've misplaced it and miss it.
CarrieA said... (6/8/06 10:36 PM) Reply
You look absolutely smashing in your pants! Gorgeous! Congrats on a perfect fit. I'm lucky to be one of Judy's students on a regular basis, so I know you got your money's worth!
Tailypo said... (6/8/06 10:11 PM) Reply
Thanks, everyone! Really, all congratulations should go to Joyce and Judy. And I did come out of this workshop rather convinced that you can't fit yourself -- it was the discerning outside eye looking at the body head-on, rather than in a mirror or gazing down, that I think really helps nail it. Cynthia, the instructions for Joyce's pattern are in an actual spiral bound publication written by Judy Barlup. Judy has a company called Unique Techniques, which is different from JSM patterns.
funsewer said... (6/8/06 8:58 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for this review. I'm going to scout out this pattern and the fitting book.
sewsue said... (6/8/06 7:03 PM) Reply
Fantastic fitting pants!
mClones said... (6/8/06 3:13 PM) Reply
Congratulations! They look great.
LoriB said... (6/8/06 12:57 PM) Reply
Fabulous! Pants that fit. YAAAAAAY!
Elona said... (6/8/06 11:14 AM) Reply
What gorgeous, gorgeous pants! I remember your fitting problems with other patterns, and this one seems to be absolutely golden.
Ann B. said... (6/8/06 10:08 AM) Reply
You look fabulous! The review is terrific, the pants are terrific, and best of all, you look just wonderful wearing them. Kudos!
cindyann said... (6/8/06 10:03 AM) Reply
They look amazing! Really flatter your wonderful figure.
Runrover said... (6/8/06 9:43 AM) Reply
Tailypo: congratulations!! great looking pants. They look fabulous on you. Is this a JSM pattern that uses Judy Barlup's instructions for pants? Or are Judy and JSM parts of the same company? Cynthia
milwaukee_kelly said... (6/8/06 9:08 AM) Reply
They really do look great. Congratulations! How exciting for you to now be able to make trousers a'la Hepburn and Bardot at a whim! ;-)
wvsher said... (6/8/06 9:00 AM) Reply
Great look and fit! Thanks for the the review.
Gigi Louis said... (6/8/06 8:51 AM) Reply
Congratulations on your success!
Sewliz said... (6/8/06 8:40 AM) Reply
Woviezowie, they are lovely! I'm cheering with you, how wonderful to have pants that fit that well and look that good!
PhyllisC said... (6/8/06 7:52 AM) Reply
A great fitting pants pattern is sewing gold and worth very bit of time and expense! A worthwhile investment.
Mermie said... (6/8/06 7:42 AM) Reply
Your pants look great! Great fit. I am so happy for you. I must have this pattern.
Gerri sews said... (6/8/06 7:25 AM) Reply
Holy cow!!!! When are they comin' to MY town? These look great, congratulations!
Linda F said... (6/8/06 7:05 AM) Reply
Congratulations. You must be feeling so happy right now. You have finally conquered the pants beast and you are triumphant!! I can't wait to see your other creations.
dvazz said... (6/8/06 5:03 AM) Reply
Those look terrific! Kudos to you (and Joyce!)
Debbie Cook said... (6/8/06 0:45 AM) Reply
I am SO happy for you!! Your new pants look great and are so flattering!! I'm really glad the workshop went so well for you.
Karla Kizer said... (6/7/06 11:52 PM) Reply
We have a winner!
Liane M said... (6/7/06 11:34 PM) Reply
Very nice pants. JB offered an online pants construction class last year and I certainly learned a lot. Now if I could just get JSM to fit my pattern, I'd be all set.
Stacy Sews said... (6/7/06 11:15 PM) Reply
Your pants look fantstic and the fit looks wonderful! I'm glad you've found such a great pattern. I'm going to have to check it out! Thanks!
CarolynGM said... (6/7/06 11:09 PM) Reply
Your enthusiasm is justified by the beautiful outcome of your JSM workshop! Congratulations on your wonderful fit. I now believe I must have this pattern.
MaryBeth said... (6/7/06 10:45 PM) Reply
Yipeee! I'm so pleased you're pleased. Now you can go anywhere with the pants designs of your dreams.
MaryLynn in Long Beach said... (6/7/06 10:38 PM) Reply
WAAAAHOOOOOOOOO! Megan got her great fitting pants.
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