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Posted on:3/30/02 3:25 PM
Last Updated:11/6/04 10:19 PM


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said...
Nancy, they look really good!
3/30/02 3:55 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Nancy, I especially like the fit and placment of the waistband for you! Many patterns put that waistline really high up, which often makes the hips look bigger.
3/30/02 4:27 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Doggone it. I was going to be SO good and not spend any more money on patterns for a while. Good thing that wasn't a New Year's resolution - just a random, momentary thought. I gotta try these...Thanks, Nancy. They look great!
3/30/02 5:20 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Good going, Nancy, those pants do indeed fit you well! For future reference, they do make washable felt tip makers...big grin..
3/30/02 6:20 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Wow, Nancy, your new pants are terrific and your review has great details. Does this pattern use the "body depth" measurement that DS folks talk about?
3/30/02 11:44 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Nancy, I not only are they good looking pants, you did an excellent job. I think I will try these. I really like the waist band.
3/30/02 11:53 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Nancy the pants are a really good fit for you. Great job.
3/31/02 0:34 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Yes Diane, it uses the body depth measurement. You stand in a corner, put your butt against one wall, mark the other wall at your front, not including the thigh (mine sticks out a bit). This gives you the depth of your crotch. We came up with 10 1/2" The pants didn't fit quite the way I wanted (too full in the front) so I reduced it 1/4" and here you have the end result.
3/31/02 12:14 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Thanks for the compliments! For the waistband, I decided I wanted a facing instead of a waistband. That was easy enough. I just traced the top and pivoted out the darts.I ran into a snafu when I came to the lapped zipper. The facing covered it. With a lot of clipping and fiddling with the fold back, I finally got it to work. Would you believe my perfectionist husband had the audacity to tell me the right side was higher than the left side! Even I couldn't see a big difference. Thank God he doesn't sew! Anyone know of good directions for doing the faced waistband?
3/31/02 12:20 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Wonderful fit, Nancy! Isn't it great to have a pattern that FITS! thanks for posting.
4/3/02 1:43 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Nancy, I like the petersham ribbon facing technique from Power Sewing by Sandra Betzina. It works beautifully every time!
6/14/02 2:22 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Nancy, those are very professional-looking pants, and they flatter your figure beautifully!
6/14/02 5:22 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Thank you so much Sandra. I made them in this heavy weight cotton/nylon fabric aging in my stash. The fabric would be better for luggage than pants.:) I think if I use a better fabric I will like them even better. And Jane, yes I think I will give that technique a try.
6/14/02 6:37 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Hi! I have dress shop and I love the pants fit but I had to fiddle with the other patterns as well. Also, Idid not have good luck with tech support. And the owner was downright rude to me when I asked questions. I had a Canon printer at the time and dress shop would not work with that printer. I rarely use it anymore but it is fun to fool around with.
10/21/02 4:26 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
Norma Hyman said...
Nancy: I'm no expert on Pattern Drafting, but have altered patterns and copied from clothing for 50 years; I am attempting to get into drafting; I recently purchased the "FabricCad" program, and I think it is quite similar to the Pattern Maker program, but more inexpensive (but definitely not "cheap"). I'm still learning the basics of the program and haven't gotten into the drafting portion yet, but hope to soon. Their site is www.FabricCad.com. I am not familiar with Garment Designer - what is their website?
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