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Reviewed by:Lee Ann Hawkins
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Posted on:10/5/09 2:18 AM

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AnitaJ said...
Great looking pants! "Comfortable" and "stylish" - can't get any better than that! Sounds like a must have pattern. :)
10/5/09 3:16 AM
meesa said...
These pants look awesome on you! I'm in love with my HP purchases.
10/5/09 3:25 AM
Athene said...
Really nice fit and nice drape.
10/5/09 4:06 AM
Sew4Fun said...
Lovely pants! Very flattering and great fabric choice.
10/5/09 4:40 AM
FreyaStark said...
Very smart! I've got this pattern but haven't made it yet. You've made the pants look much smarter than I imagined they could be, having always thought of them as a more bohemian-slash-ethnic sort of look, so you've given me food for thought.
10/5/09 4:43 AM
Karla Kizer said...
Thanks for comparing it to the Soho - the basis for my TNT pants. Very helpful! The pants look beautiful - like a perfect-fitting pair you'd run across in a boutique once in a lifetime.
10/5/09 6:41 AM
Rebecca D said...
I believe you have sold this pattern to me. Great review and great pants!
10/5/09 6:56 AM
Renren said...
These remind me of Vogue 8584 except the HP has a front fly zipper. Also, the lower leg doesn't seem to be as wide as the V8584, a definite plus in my book. Also, the drawstring treatment is the same: elastic with turned elastic tubes at the ends. I just LOVE these pants--the stylishness and comfort factor. I can't believe these are a mere muslin and will be watching for the crepe ones you plan to sew.
10/5/09 7:10 AM
cindyann said...
Very nice looking. I'm not much of a Hot Pattern fan but I might have to try this one.
10/5/09 10:15 AM
Diane E said...
Lee Ann, these pants are beautiful. I'm expecting my pattern any day now and can't wait to make the pants, thanks to your wonderful review. I am particularly grateful for your description and picture of the changes to the back crotch curve.
10/5/09 10:25 AM
Meredith P said...
Thanks so much for the detailed review. They look absolutely wonderful on you. The illustration of the crotch curve comparisons was very helpful and interesting.
10/5/09 11:17 AM
marec said...
Those are beautiful in the fit, the fabric and the fluid drape of the pant. Love them! Thanks so much for the details on fit and the comparisons-always a learning experience for me to read reviews from those who are more experienced than me.
10/5/09 11:39 AM
Immelu said...
Love 'em!! I can't wait to get this pattern! Two you think it'd be okay to leave off the drawstring (and just have the elastic), and the pockets? I'm thinking about skipping those on my version.... I'm trying to emulate my favorite pair of express pants with this pattern. Do you see any pitfalls with doing that?
10/5/09 2:07 PM
michellep74 said...
Fabulous pants! I made these and love them, too, but keep forgetting to take photos when I'm wearing them.
10/5/09 3:07 PM
Rhoda K said...
Beautiful and look great on you.
10/5/09 3:34 PM
jent said...
Great pants, great review! I really want this pattern!
10/5/09 3:46 PM
SewingBetty said...
Great Looking pants, I have to get this pattern. You did an awesome job.
10/5/09 8:45 PM
Pam Padilla said...
Thanks for the pictures.
10/6/09 1:28 AM
Lee Ann Hawkins said...
thanks you guys! I am so happy Deepika has kept improving the template for writing reviews, especially the ease in adding links-- writing this was a breeze, and fun, and I am glad to be back in the loop! I must tell you I came home from a 10 hour day and couldn't wait to slip into these pants again BTW. Immelu, I believe you absolutely could adapt the waistband to elastic, but you may need to either just place it in the back from side seam to side seam, and/or stitch it down, either along it's length or just at the seams--as the waistband is curved and the elastic may tend to curl up against the top edge otherwise. You could also make the waistband a bit narrower, I suppose. Then again, may work just fine as is. Give it a try and let's see the result--that would be a great pair of pants and I think I will play with your idea as well! The pockets can easily be eliminated just by sewing up the side seam without any other adjustment.
10/6/09 1:28 AM
Margie T said...
Thanks for a great review. I love your pants. I have just ordered this pattern and can't wait to make them.
10/6/09 8:30 AM
Heatherrique said...
Very attractive! Thanks for a super review. Hot Patterns should give you credit for the increase in sales of this pattern!
10/6/09 11:26 AM
QuiltSewSewSue said...
Thank you for the great review. Regarding your comment on the notch, I find the notch's printed on the HP patterns are printed really lightly and you have to really hunt to see them.
10/8/09 4:47 AM
Nancy K said...
Great looking pants! I don't know why you wouldn't tuck in your top, because you look fabulous. I have this pattern and I am looking forward to making them.
10/10/09 8:36 PM
diane s said...
I've been looking for a comfortable straight leg pant, and after reading your review, I found one. thanks!!!
10/14/09 12:05 PM
MaggieBob said...
You make a beautiful model for your pants, and thanks for the pattern comparisons view.
10/19/09 11:56 AM
snapdragonfly said...
simply fabulous.
10/26/09 10:32 AM
Debbie Cook said...
I don't know how, but I missed your review when I was making these. Yours turned out wonderful! I'm looking forward to making another pair soon - just have to decide on the fabric. Great review, lots of good details and photos.
11/16/09 7:26 AM
OP Gal said...
I'm checking these out before I make them. I appreciate your thorough review. Your pants look great and comfy! Good job.
6/30/10 4:47 PM
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