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|Reviewed by:||treefrog|| |
|Posted on:||9/3/12 4:35 AM |
|Last Updated:||7/27/14 1:12 AM|
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 9 people |
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|Fabric:||Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
| Update July 2014 |
I made a second pair of these in a dark-wash stretch denim. I love the front yoke and pockets - a bit different from the standard 5 pocket jeans.
Pattern Description: Low rise jeans with slim fit. The front has a v shaped yoke and angled pocket with coin pocket. The back has a narrow yoke and patch pockets.
Pattern Sizing: 34-46. They are consistent with KM sizing.
Fabric Used: Stonewashed light grey denim. Topstitching thread 2 shades darker than the fabric. Antique silver flat rivets.
Alterations / design changes: My main change was to convert them to a mid-rise jean rather than low rise. Being short, the crotch depth was already at the right height, but I needed to make changes to width above the hip and waist band. I used my favourite jeans pattern template (another KnipMode pattern) as a guide for the shaping, making the lines for the yoke an pocket onto the template and then using that to adjust the pattern pieces. I used the waistband pieces from the template.
Other alterations were to tweak the shape of the crotch curve and adjust the length at mid thigh and mid calf to get the knee and ankle lengths right. These are standard adjustments for me.
I added antique silver rivets to the top of the coin pocket and to the back pocket. DH reckons they look like the electrical contactors for a battery charger and asked if I'd put a heating element in the pockets
front pocket detail
back pocket detail
Instructions: The instructions are in Dutch and I just work from the technical drawing and pattern layout. The construction was fairly straightforward and similar to that of sewing regular jeans, the only difference is attaching the front yoke after the front pockets have been made.
Likeness to pattern photo/drawing: The look very similar to the tech drawing, given that I have adjusted the rise. None of the magazine photos show the top of the pants which is a bit of a shame.
Likes & Dislikes: I like the front yoke and styling of the pockets. They are a bit different to the normal rounded jeans pocket.
Sew again? Recommend it? I'd definitely recommend the pattern and will probably make another pair when these ones are worn out.
Conclusion: I made these a couple of months ago and they are usually in the wash most weeks. A very good sign.
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