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|Ottobre Woman Magazine: 02-2012-18 (Jay Cropped Pants) - Type:Pants |
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|Posted on:||6/12/13 8:02 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Stretch Twill [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Close-fitting cropped pants with pocket, zip fly and belt loops. Straight waistband. Pattern is intended for stretch fabric.
34-48. I made my usual 34. The pants are slim-fitting with some negative ease. They are somewhat low-rise.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but the magazine photo mostly obscures the pants.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the length and the general fit (except the fact that slim-fitting stretch fabric shows the pocket lining so clearly, ugh).
I made two pairs.
On my first pair, the waist was gape-y and I got the waist a little big. So that combined with the heavy stretch twill I had used made the pants fall down as I walked. I can't wear them until I adjust them.
For my second pair, I doubled the height of the waistband (because I wanted a higher rise); took the waist in a bit using the darts and a smaller waistband.
What I SHOULD have done, in hindsight, is just swap out the waistband for a curved one. And possibly widened it for a higher rise. That would have solved the gape-y problem. I'm very straight with no hint of a swayback, so it's worth noting, especially if you're curvier.
Now, I really like the pants. The straight waistband isn't perfect, but the pants stay up and are super comfortable.
First pair in turquoise
Second pair in khaki
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Altered the waistband and added 1cm to the rise.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, now that I know how to get the fit I want, this pattern will be an excellent TNT.
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