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Pattern Reviews> Loes Hinse Designs> 5008 (Oxford Pant)

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Reviewed by:Lisa Laree
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Posted on:3/8/04 10:34 PM
Last Updated:9/26/05 10:40 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular Petite 
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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velma42 said... (12/2/13 2:55 PM) Reply
Thanks for the hint on the pockets.
Lisa Laree said... (9/29/05 8:26 PM) Reply
Sophie, the European Pants pattern is another one of Loes Hinse's of her more popular ones! Here's a link to the reviews: European Reveiws
sophie5477 said... (9/29/05 2:51 PM) Reply
Loved the pants on you. I keep hearing about the Euro it a pattern or just a style?
Liane M said... (9/27/05 5:24 AM) Reply
Great idea and another great review. These are my favorite two pants patterns. I guess I need to get busy and try this.
Lisa Laree said... (2/6/05 5:17 PM) Reply
Same old Photoworks glitch; they're reformatting all the photos and until they're finished I don't even have access tio the pictures! It was supposed to be done by January...but they're not even close... I'll fix the links as soon as I can!
JDpenelope said... (2/6/05 1:27 PM) Reply
Lisa, Unfortunately your photos aren't showing up, but your review is very interesting to me, as I'm on toot to make skirts and pants with elasticized waist in a flattering style. I read your description about modifying the pattern from straight leg to tapered inward and then flared out at the bottom. My thoughts exactly as I was reading through your review! Thanks for sharing your experiences with this pattern.
Lisa Laree said... (7/17/04 9:18 PM) Reply
Gee, Elona, I'm like someone who is asked about differences in different wine vintages; I'd like to elaborate on the subtle differences of the crotch curves, but to be honest I really can't see that much difference; I have to do about the same thing to all the pants I make, regardless of whether it's American or European. I suppose if I pulled them out and compared them closely side-by-side I might figure out what the difference is, but I've just not ever done it. So, I have to plead an 'uneducated palate' on that one...sorry not to be a better help here...
Rustybobn said... (7/17/04 7:03 AM) Reply
Lisa, Those pants are great!
Rebecca D said... (7/17/04 6:18 AM) Reply
Lisa, the latest pair with the flares are fantastic! I have to get this patttern out and do it (which is what I've been saying for 3 months now).
Elona said... (7/16/04 7:49 PM) Reply
Cute pants, cute top, cute summer hairdo! Whaddya think of the rear view on these pants, Lisa? Is it more Big Four or European, in your opinion?
Lisa Laree said... (6/1/04 10:45 PM) Reply
Bonnie, the pockets really don't 'pouch' -- Loes trims away the excess pocket under the waistband and in both pairs I used lighter weight fabric for the pocket lining (challis in pair one, lining fabric in pair two) so the bulk is minimal. Since I was overly aggressive in the scooping and my second pants are rather, um, slim fitting, I can't put anything really bulky in the pockets. My fault...I should've added to the inseam! Live and learn...
Bonnie K said... (6/1/04 10:35 PM) Reply
Lisa, Did you have any problems with the pockets "bulging" out. I'm curious as to how Loes handles this problem. If there is no pooch I may have to get this pattern. Bonnie
kathi s said... (6/1/04 8:48 AM) Reply
Thanks for your update! It helps to see what sorts of difficulties others are experiencing in the quest for the holy grail- er, fit (sorry).
sewywabbit said... (3/10/04 12:43 PM) Reply
Wh-hat? Loes Hinse has a new pattern? Where have I been? Your pants are very flattering.
CatherineN said... (3/10/04 12:32 PM) Reply
Thanks for reviewing a new pattern so quickly. These pants look very nice on you.
AuntieShel said... (3/9/04 8:18 PM) Reply
Lisa, thanks for your reply--I like the way your described the back crotch scoop on these, so I guess I'll just have to get it. I know what you mean about "one you don't own." If I get rid of a pattern, five more take its place.
Ann C said... (3/9/04 7:56 PM) Reply
Very nice pants.
Deepika said... (3/9/04 2:46 PM) Reply
Very nice pants Lisa and congratulations on sewing the pants in record time.
Lisa Laree said... (3/9/04 1:20 PM) Reply
Franatic, I don't have the Cruise Pants (yes! There is a pattern I do not own! ;) ). This really is a departure from the norm for me...usually when a new pattern is issued I wait for the reviews to come out and waffle back and forth, putting in the shopping cart three or four times before I finally order it. When I saw this one I thought "Euros with pockets!" and ordered it quick, before I thought about it. What amazed me was how fast it got to me (the much lauded Sewing Place service... ;) ). I doubt I'll get another review posted this fast!
AuntieShel said... (3/9/04 12:47 PM) Reply
Lisa, I wondered how you got these sewed up and reviewed so fast. I just saw them in Threads for the first time three days ago. Good job!! Your review is wonderful and your pants look great. Just wondered if you've made the Cruise Pant and how they compare, if you did. I may end up getting this one, I love the wider leg.
cindyann said... (3/9/04 10:54 AM) Reply
Very nice looking pants. They look bettern than the pattern pics!
Lisa Laree said... (3/9/04 10:35 AM) Reply
Peggy -- that's probably because I don't have a skinny waist like the model... not so much fabric gathered up to fit my middle. ;)
Peggy L said... (3/9/04 10:02 AM) Reply
Lisa - these look great. Aren't you the trend setter - and I just got the Euros last week! I'm really impressed with the waist- they don't even look like elastic waist pants in the photo.
Debbie Spriggs said... (3/9/04 9:00 AM) Reply
Very nice pants, Lisa! The fit looks terriffic!
Diane E said... (3/9/04 8:56 AM) Reply
Lisa, these are fantastic pants! I'm delighted to hear about the crotch shape, because just as Rebecca said, that'll be great for me, too! Thanks for the detailed and fast review, and thanks for making me buy ANOTHER pattern ;)
mClones said... (3/9/04 8:33 AM) Reply
Sharp looking pants! Great fit.
Lisa Laree said... (3/9/04 7:00 AM) Reply
Wow! Thanks for the comments, ladies! Irene, the elastic is sewn into a circle, sewn to the wrong side of the waist band, turned and topstitched...just like the Euros.
JDpenelope said... (3/9/04 6:44 AM) Reply
Do you get extra points for speed? Appears that you've got it all figured out when it comes to pants fitting issues! Pants look great on.
jlg said... (3/9/04 5:56 AM) Reply
Lisa, your pants look fantastic on you. Great review.
Rebecca D said... (3/9/04 5:48 AM) Reply
Lisa, these pants look fantastic. I couldn't believe when PatternReview loaded up and this review was there. It is a record. Thank you so much for all the details you provided. For me, a deeper back crotch and shorter front crotch are exactly what I need. I am ordering this one.
Liane M said... (3/9/04 4:47 AM) Reply
WOW! Those look great. I saw this pattern in my new Threads but did not find it on Loes' website. I just ordered it. I can't wait to get this pattern.
AnneM said... (3/9/04 4:11 AM) Reply
Those look great on you.
Ann Smith said... (3/9/04 1:23 AM) Reply
Boy you really are quick with this review! Great looking pants. I found the same problems with the pocket on LH Cruise pant: no notch to match and too small pocket piece.
Irene said... (3/9/04 1:02 AM) Reply
Great looking pants, and a very helpful review! Is the waistband construction the same as for the Euros? I'm looking for a dressy/professional-looking pant that is also comfortable, and pockets are a must.
MaryBeth said... (3/8/04 11:48 PM) Reply
Great review, Lisa. I like the pant and the fabric on you very much. Isn't it great to finally have a pants pattern that fits?
Georgene said... (3/8/04 11:25 PM) Reply
Good looking pant! Modified version of what they call an "Oxford bag" pant, hence the name I guess. I'd be interested to see your results with the Euro front with zipper on this body.
SewTabby said... (3/8/04 11:19 PM) Reply
Those are some really sharp pants!
Elona said... (3/8/04 11:03 PM) Reply
Very handsome, Lisa!
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