|Pattern Description: Pants A, B have waist casing with elastic and cord ties, topstitched hems. A: 6" above ankle, side pockets with topstitching. Pants C has side pockets with ties, elastic waist and ankle casings, carriers and belt with DĚ ring closures.|
View A is capri length, which is what I sewed. It has nice patch pockets, which are placed across the side seam.
Pattern Sizing: 8-24. I sewed a size 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes. Vogue is pretty good with instructions, these are very straight-forward.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is my go-to wide leg pant and capri pattern! After sewing it 5 times, my tissue is a perfect fit. And I really did not have to change very much on even my first version, which are polka dot pants with saucy pockets..
The pants have an elastic waist, but are fairly narrow at the waist and through the hips, without having any darts. Makes them really comfy - plus I used 1" knit elastic, which is very soft to wear. The casing has a 1/4" top seam, which helps to keep the elastic from rolling. You might try this...just add 1/2" to the waistline fold allowance!
Fabric Used: My fabric is a rayon/linen blend from Fashion Fabrics Club. The fabric is 55% rayon, so it has a really smooth hand and nice drape. I pre-laundered twice, so it is also soft and not very wrinkly. It gets a kind of 'crushed' look, but not the deep wrinkles found with linen.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: On my first pants, I shortened the rise by 1", taking it off the top of the pants. No additional changes for these capris.
Since I sewed a linen blend, I trimmed and serged my inside seams. Actually, I did the same on the pants I sewed in 100% cotton. Having a narrower seam allowance in the finished garment lets it drape and fall the way it's intended to do.
I also changed the lower pocket edge from curved corners to square ones. I did this to prevent any interruption to the fall of the pants along the grainline.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes!
Conclusion: I just love the look of loose leg pants, long or capri length. Using a fabric that suits the length and drape makes all the difference. And wide leg pants are so classy. Great pattern More pics on my blog!