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|Vogue Patterns: 8774 (Jeans view A) - Type:Pants |
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|Posted on:||1/31/13 4:33 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: "Fitted" "skinny" jeans. Actually, they're neither fitted nor skinny|
(view B is a bootcut version)
Pattern Sizing: I'm usually a 14. This pattern is so big that I made a 10, and it was STILL too roomy in the back thigh. I made lots of alterations during the blue needlecord version and the green twill version.
For this red denim pair, I went back to the pattern and folded out a big vertical piece of excess paper. To find out how much to take out, I picked apart my favourite pair of needlecord jeans, ironed them flat and traced over them.
I managed to squeeze the pattern pieces into 1.2m of fabric instead of 1.6m
- there is a lot of changing between normal thread and topstitching thread: so I put my topstitch thread in the bobbin, and just turned the fabric over when I needed to do topstitching. No need for re-threading
- Instead of real flat felled ones, the pattern has you topstitch to give the illusion of FF seams, which is quick and effective.
- the pockets are nearly a decent size: I made the coin pocket slightly bigger so I can get a dog poop bag in there, and I cut the side pockets a little deeper too. It's 0c here in the UK, and I need to put my hands in my pockets
- version A don't have a design on the rear pockets.
- this pattern uses a different method for zip insertion to what I'm used to. I went with it though, and really pleased with the result.
- The pattern would have you press under the seam allowance on the coin pocket and mitre the corners, but that is very bulky, and it all is hidden inside another pocket anyway, so I just serged/finished the bottom edge instead.
- They also have you sew the long carrier piece right sides together and TURN it, which was impossible with bulky denim. Instead, I folded piece 7 in three, and stitched.
- They have denim lining for the pocket which adds unnecessary bulk. Instead, I cut my pocket linings half of denim half of lining cotton.
- The fly seam edges are meant to be bound with a denim bias trim - again, too bulky. I used the same cotton fabric as used for the pocket lining.
- I faced (lined) the waistband with the same cotton too. In summary, pieces 3, 7, 15 and half of 2 were cut from cotton lining.
I'm so glad I tried on the pants at every stage of construction so I could tweak the fit. This pattern has been drafted WAY too big.
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