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Pattern Reviews> Jalie> 2908 (Women's Stretch Jeans)

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Posted on:1/29/12 1:03 PM
Last Updated:1/30/12 8:39 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 15 people   
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KathleenNW said... (2/28/12 12:43 PM) Reply
Great Job on your jeans, fit and sewing.
Margaret said... (2/19/12 9:03 AM) Reply
They look great on you!
KathleenS said... (2/17/12 6:17 PM) Reply
Very nice. I particularly like your pocket detail. Thanks also for the encouragement to make jeans - I've also had this pattern and fabric for a while - I just need to jump in and make it.
JDpenelope said... (2/16/12 7:50 PM) Reply
Trying to read all reviews before voting. I'm sorry I missed yours when it came out, because it's fabulous. I don't know that I would say sewing the zipper on top of the center front seam is a mistake, but I do agree that Sandra Betzina's method of butting the zipper up against that seam is much better. (I followed S Betzina's method, too, for my Jalie 2908 jeans.) You definitely have a winner in these jeans.
Terri A said... (2/15/12 8:20 PM) Reply
Cool back detail!
annakeeton said... (2/6/12 6:58 AM) Reply
Cute pocket lining and the back pocket embroidery is very cool.
bijou90 said... (2/3/12 10:10 AM) Reply
Exceptional top stitching, do like your back pocket design. Fabulous
allycovey said... (1/31/12 1:46 PM) Reply
Beautiful jeans........you did a great job
Jrhee said... (1/31/12 9:54 AM) Reply
Amazing jeans, and I LOVE the fractal pockets.
Sharonspils said... (1/31/12 2:19 AM) Reply
Great jeans and the back pockets are very creative.
JillyBe said... (1/30/12 2:21 PM) Reply
What a great job on both fit and construction! Love the pocket design too - well done :)
homejewel said... (1/30/12 1:09 PM) Reply
I am so impressed. Nicely done!
Dei said... (1/30/12 12:31 PM) Reply
Fantastic job. Don't you feel great making your own jeans!
Michele Lommasson said... (1/30/12 11:55 AM) Reply
Nice Job!
ArtAttack said... (1/30/12 11:06 AM) Reply
WOW! Super fit! They look awesome on you. I'm just getting up the courage to even BUY this pattern!
fractal said... (1/30/12 8:42 AM) Reply
Thank you all for such kind and encouraging comments! I have added something about the stitching technique to my review. Yes, I did rip out some topstitching and bar tacks and re-do them :)
kjcaron said... (1/30/12 8:25 AM) Reply
They look fantastic! Your topstitching is so straight!
tess said... (1/30/12 5:51 AM) Reply
Your jeans look amazing!
Elke said... (1/30/12 5:50 AM) Reply
They look great!
Levone said... (1/29/12 10:51 PM) Reply
Great looking jeans! I love the embroidery you added to the pockets.
margk said... (1/29/12 9:39 PM) Reply
Great job on these jeans. Your work is beautiful! I have made some of the same changes to mine.
cmcarr said... (1/29/12 9:21 PM) Reply
Great looking jeans. Your topstitching and bar tacks look perfect.
RadarRadiance said... (1/29/12 7:34 PM) Reply
Very nice, perfect timing for the review. I'm working on my second pair today and forgot about the zipper lining up. They look great on you, hope mine turn out as nice.
nea826 said... (1/29/12 6:29 PM) Reply
I need to just go and buy this pattern. I don't think I have ever read a bad review about the Jalie Jeans!
KG2 said... (1/29/12 5:47 PM) Reply
Love your back pockets, you did a great job!
Raye Ann said... (1/29/12 4:46 PM) Reply
Awesome jeans! They look great on you. I agree, sewing jeans is actually not that hard, especially with a great pattern lik this one.
treefrog said... (1/29/12 4:19 PM) Reply
Fantastic jeans! Love the changes you made and the personal touch of adding a fractal design to the back pocket. And another pair already in the planning - told you it was addictive ;-)
Luckylibbet said... (1/29/12 3:34 PM) Reply
WOW - fabulous fit! Very RTW look as well.
Zacky said... (1/29/12 2:52 PM) Reply
Very, VERY! Nice jeans. They came out perfect!
Ejegmama said... (1/29/12 2:51 PM) Reply
They look great!
JEF said... (1/29/12 2:24 PM) Reply
Love your jeans and especially what you did with the back pocket - very creative.
coudcoud said... (1/29/12 1:21 PM) Reply
This review came at the right moment for me. I have the pattern and my fabric, and am about to start cutting, so reading your comments will be a great help. I, too, plan to reduce the flare at the bottom. I will refer to your helpful tips as I cut and sew. They look great on you.
Knitters Delight said... (1/29/12 1:08 PM) Reply
You did a fabulous job on this jeans, especially with the bar tack.
 
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