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Posted on:2/2/07 7:32 PM
Last Updated:2/2/07 7:35 PM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 
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Gooseybug said... (5/13/10 10:29 AM) Reply
Those are adorable on you!
krawz said... (5/24/07 6:22 PM) Reply
They really do look fantastic. I've found that when I sew with stretch - like 3% lycra spandex - the fabric will stretch out after wearing. So if I didn't sew it small to begin with, I'll wind up with baggy pants. So these may get bigger after you wear them a few times. You did a beautiful jub with copying the details. If I was your size, I would definitely wear these skinny jeans!
AnneM said... (2/5/07 3:51 PM) Reply
Well, skinny pants are back in fashion!
cindy-lou said... (2/4/07 8:30 AM) Reply
Melissa, I actually think these look a LOT like the Anlo Shon trousers! Anlo's are pretty skinny too. Yes, this is the look but I can only wear it in denim with at least 2% spandex as you have done. I think you'll find they loosen up as you wear them and you'll end up happy with them. If I were built like you, I'd wear 'em in a heartbeat! :) they truly look great!
Leslie in Austin said... (2/3/07 8:53 PM) Reply
You review cracked me up, Melissa--at least the result puts you square in the middle of the current fashion trend. Great job and knocking off the Anlo Shon details!
Em's Summer said... (2/3/07 10:56 AM) Reply
Those jeans look great!
suzanrossi said... (2/3/07 10:56 AM) Reply
Well, your'e a gal who can wear "skin tight" very nicely. I'm thinking that the denim fabric just does a different thing than the corduroy. Love the tabs and your creative "borrowing".
Stacy Sews said... (2/3/07 10:20 AM) Reply
Wow, those look great on you. Very trendy!
miri said... (2/3/07 10:09 AM) Reply
While the tight fit may be the fault of the pattern, the side pockets may be part of the problem�it's just natural that they spring open a bit on a tight garment. One way to work around that is to extend the pocket bag across the front and join it to the zipper or CF seam�you can use a lightweight fabric for the extension. Also the denim itself is bulky, and the seam allowances of the tabs and yoke may be just enough to snug the fit of these. It looks like you did a great job adapting and sewing�next time cut them with extra side and CB seam allowance, fit them a little loose without the waistband and then fit the band onto them�remember pants that are too tight in the waist or high hips tend to ride up�sometimes they feel too tight in the crotch and thigh because they're not sitting in the right place on your body.
slanden99 said... (2/3/07 0:56 AM) Reply
You did a great job copying the details of the trousers. I hope you enjoy wearing your jeans even though they didn't turn out the way you expected. Maybe let them sit in your closet for a couple days so you can look at them with fresh eyes.
sewsewboy said... (2/2/07 10:17 PM) Reply
The pants look great very lean. You are very current with the trends. Wear them with a higher heel sandal or boot and you will rock these pants. I made my sister the capri version and she also complained of the very lean fit. This style just runs this way. Wear them in good health and remember to give a lot of attitude when walking down the street.
Sharon M said... (2/2/07 9:38 PM) Reply
You may not have intended to sew skin tight jeans but they look great.
purpleseamstress said... (2/2/07 9:38 PM) Reply
These jeans look great on you! Intended or not, these are definitely something you need to be wearing.
echolalia said... (2/2/07 9:14 PM) Reply
No, not something that you 'did'! I have also made this view and found them to be skin-tight in the thighs and at the knee, despite being between sizes and using cutting the larger size. You've done a great job.
Tany said... (2/2/07 8:50 PM) Reply
Great job!
poplin said... (2/2/07 8:09 PM) Reply
FWIW, after seeing the Anlo Shon trousers, I thought you did a great job on duplicating the look. Did you wash/dry your jeans after you've sewn them? Anyway, you wear it well--hopefully, you can still breathe and sit in them! Thanks for the fabric info, too. I've been looking for dark wash denim.
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