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Posted on:3/25/09 12:04 PM

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Debbie Cook said...
These look great!!
3/28/09 9:08 PM
Athene said...
Good looking jeans and great fit.
3/26/09 8:32 PM
cecelia said...
They look wonderful--I really like the dark denim, and you look like you got a good fit.
3/26/09 8:12 AM
Mary Nanna said...
They look great. Nice fit through the back, no smiles! Very hard to achieve that, so well done you!
3/26/09 2:46 AM
Annette1 said...
MAN, what a PERFECT-fitting pair of jeans. I mean PERFECT. Great job! :o)
3/26/09 0:47 AM
Patti B said...
Very nice jeans! Good to know that the pattern has two different styles in one envelope.
3/25/09 10:40 PM
Em's Summer said...
This turned out so well! Looks great on you!
3/25/09 10:06 PM
ITAdmin said...
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.
3/25/09 7:27 PM
Nancy K said...
gorgeous well fitting jeans. Brava!
3/25/09 6:26 PM
Janie Viers said...
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?
3/25/09 4:34 PM
nellc said...
Your jeans look really nice and fit very well.
3/25/09 2:20 PM
Kellie R. said...
These look really good! Amazing that they were just a trial. Great job.
3/25/09 2:17 PM
Annette Wright said...
That's a great fitting pair of jeans. Great job.
3/25/09 1:51 PM
Gold said...
Nice job!
3/25/09 1:46 PM
katib said...
the fit looks great.
3/25/09 1:37 PM
AnneMarie60 said...
Your jeans look fantastic. The topstitching looks wonderful.
3/25/09 1:36 PM
Stephenie said...
These are in my queue to sew. Thanks for the review. They look great!
3/25/09 1:18 PM
Luckylibbet said...
Looking very nice. Thanks for the review.
3/25/09 12:44 PM
Heatherrique said...
IT, your jeans looks ultra cool! I like the fit you achieved! Thanks for your review!
3/25/09 12:34 PM
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