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|Vogue Patterns: 8202 (Misses Low-Rise Jeans) - Type:Pants |
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|Posted on:||3/3/13 8:48 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/3/13 9:01 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Fabric:||Stretch Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Misses Lo-rise Jeans |
I made size 8, but with 5/8" allowances -- the pattern uses 3/4".
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Somewhat -- I more or less used the pattern as a baseline to make my own shape. The original pattern is MUCH lower. On mine, the waist sits about 1 inch below my navel. The original is, like, almost 3 inches below that. (!)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
MMMmm... yes-ish -- I didn't follow them to a T, as I was making so many changes, but they are basically all there. The fly instructions seem a little hazy, as other reviewers have mentioned. I recommend Sandra Betzina's technique in lieu of whatever they have in there.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Once I had the lo-rise elevated, this makes a very nice classic straight-leg jean. The top-stitching is great, but I imagine you could add that to any jean pattern. My version is tiiiiight stretch denim, but I imagine this would translate nicely to non-stretch if you let out the seams a little more.
Stretch denim. With multi-colored pink top stitching!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Waist sits higher, as I mentioned -- I also changed the front pockets, as the low-cut originals gaped open strange ways. Cutting the aperture curve higher seems to have fixed that issue. I made some small alterations to top-stitching and carrier placement.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think so! Now that I have these dialed-in, it seems like a pretty versatile pattern.
A good base for your jeans endeavor. Baste them together before you commit -- and adjust where necessary.
Detail on the bum!
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