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Posted on:3/25/09 12:04 PM
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Debbie Cook said... (3/28/09 9:08 PM) Reply
These look great!!
Athene said... (3/26/09 8:32 PM) Reply
Good looking jeans and great fit.
cecelia said... (3/26/09 8:12 AM) Reply
They look wonderful--I really like the dark denim, and you look like you got a good fit.
Mary Nanna said... (3/26/09 2:46 AM) Reply
They look great. Nice fit through the back, no smiles! Very hard to achieve that, so well done you!
Annette1 said... (3/26/09 0:47 AM) Reply
MAN, what a PERFECT-fitting pair of jeans. I mean PERFECT. Great job! :o)
Patti B said... (3/25/09 10:40 PM) Reply
Very nice jeans! Good to know that the pattern has two different styles in one envelope.
Em's Summer said... (3/25/09 10:06 PM) Reply
This turned out so well! Looks great on you!
ITAdmin said... (3/25/09 7:27 PM) Reply
Janie, I would guess that in the style I made this would roughly correspond to a 10. I have a pair of size 10 RTW low-waist jeans that fit me much the same except they "smile" more in the back. It seems to be a generously sized pattern. I believe I could wear a 12 even in the slim-cut, but 14 is the smallest in the range I bought. The high-waist is a relaxed fit; based on the preliminary work I've done, that style does seem more roomy. I'm taking it in quite a bit because I don't want the pants any bigger through the hips than this pair. From what I remember about Bill Blass, the relaxed fit would be a similar cut to that. And yes, I did wash and dry the fabric before cutout. I don't prewash everything, but denim I always do.
Nancy K said... (3/25/09 6:26 PM) Reply
gorgeous well fitting jeans. Brava!
Janie Viers said... (3/25/09 4:34 PM) Reply
What would you say the comparison of purchased jean size to the pattern size you used would be? I wear a 20 Bill Blass but the size 24 patterns are too small. Maybe this would be a winner if I knew where to begin. You have a great pair of pants ... you did preshrink the fabric?
nellc said... (3/25/09 2:20 PM) Reply
Your jeans look really nice and fit very well.
Kellie R. said... (3/25/09 2:17 PM) Reply
These look really good! Amazing that they were just a trial. Great job.
Annette Wright said... (3/25/09 1:51 PM) Reply
That's a great fitting pair of jeans. Great job.
Gold said... (3/25/09 1:46 PM) Reply
Nice job!
katib said... (3/25/09 1:37 PM) Reply
the fit looks great.
AnneMarie60 said... (3/25/09 1:36 PM) Reply
Your jeans look fantastic. The topstitching looks wonderful.
Stephenie said... (3/25/09 1:18 PM) Reply
These are in my queue to sew. Thanks for the review. They look great!
Luckylibbet said... (3/25/09 12:44 PM) Reply
Looking very nice. Thanks for the review.
Heatherrique said... (3/25/09 12:34 PM) Reply
IT, your jeans looks ultra cool! I like the fit you achieved! Thanks for your review!
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