|Pattern Description: Close-fitting pants have elastic waist, three construction methods for pleats in knee area, back yokes/pockets, and stitched hems.|
Pattern Sizing: 8 - 24. I used a size 16 in front and 14 in back, which is typical for me.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much.
I made two pair. The first pair, a flocked stretch denim and the second pair a solid brown/grey stretch woven - the color is sometimes called anthracite.
Denim pair on me
Denim pair, back
Denim pair, knee tucks
Anthracite pair, on me
Anthracite pair, knee detail
Were the instructions easy to follow? For the most part, very easy. The pattern includes three possible ways to handle the knee tucks. I used the first way in the flocked denim pair, which is to merely fold the tucks out at the seams.
For the anthracite pair, I used version two from the pattern, which is to sew the tucks, wrong sides together, and then edge stitch. Note that there is an error on the instructions which say to put the pattern right sides together and sew the tucks.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the slim fit and the really interesting knee detail. A great pant!
Fabric Used: As mentioned, the first pair uses a stretch flocked denim. The second pair uses a lightweight stretch woven in a grey/blue color often called anthracite.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Because I have slim hips and a small butt, I used a size smaller in back. I omitted the back pockets from both pair.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I already did sew it again! In the last week I have made five pair of skinny jeans, so I think I will give skinny jeans a rest for awhile.
Conclusion: I've already worn the denim pair twice and I only finished them on Saturday. I love the fit and comfy (but in-fashion) styling of these pants!