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|Silhouette Patterns: 3600 (Ralph\'s Pants) - Type:Pants |
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|Fabric:||Stretch Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Trousers, front fly, front pockets, darts in the back.
Pattern comes in size 4-16 and 14w-28w. I used a size 6 waist, 8 hips. I keep making this same mistake in pants. I'm peared shaped and in this case I used a 8 hips and used a 8 all the way down the pant legs. Problem is I'm not a size 8 legs so the pant legs are always huge. In the future I need to go back down to a size 6 legs. This was the problem I was having in RTW. I had to pick the size that would fit my hips so I had big o' pant legs and a gaping waist.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. It's a pretty basis trouser.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were pretty easy. The part that messed me up was the zipper installation. The instruction has you placing the zipper teeth next to the fold which is probably fine except when my pants are too tight. It happens my weight is all over the place. So when it's tight you can see the zipper teeth. On the advice of Ms. McCall I ended up picking out the zipper after the pants were finished and moving the zipper in/away from the fold as far as I could. I'll do that with all my pants going forward. Unpicking the waistband and fly assembly was not fun.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that the pattern fit just fine with very little modifications. It's pretty versatile. I sewed trouser jeans but can easily do it in a suiting material, change the shape of the legs etc. A few watch out with the pattern pieces. The pockets aren't marked with which set of sizes they belong to. You'll have to put it up against the front pants to figure it out. There was something amiss with waistband pattern piece. I think one piece was too long. I wished that I had written a note to myself. Just be on the watch out.
Light weight denim from Michael Levine's. This denim bleed (and is still bleeding) blue dye. I've washed it several times in hot water. Washed it with that dye setting stuff and still my hands were blue while I was sewing. This was my first pair of trousers so I figured that if screwed up royally I wouldn't be upset.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Aside from picking different sizes for my waist, hips and legs, I shortened the length. I'm 5". Even petite RTW pants needs 3"+ taken out at the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'll definitely make another pair. I've been on a dress kick all summer. Now I'm working on separates and pants. I would recommend it to others. The nice thing about Silhouette Patterns is that Peggy is pretty assessable if you need help.
If you're read my pattern reviews you would know that I do enjoy sewing Silhouette Patterns. I find that with other patterns there is just so much more work involved in making adjustments, trying to decipher instructions, extra steps like trimming, stay stitching etc. I love staying in a sewing but I love wearing them out much more. These pants were quick to sew and fit was pretty good out of the envelope.
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