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|StyleArc: Jasmine Pant (Jasmine Pant) - Type:Pants |
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"Waisted stretch woven pant with fly front and angled front pockets. Back features a double yoke which joins the front waistbands giving this pant a fashionable look."
Sizes 6-30, but there's only one size per pattern. I've made a 14 here (my usual StyleArc size) which fit nicely at the waist but are a little roomier than I'd like through the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it looks just like the fashion drawing, especially considering I sewed it in a similar colour. (More photos)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They're brief, and to be honest, I didn't like their order of construction so I didn't use them much, except for the fly-front zipper instructions, which are printed on a second sheet and well illustrated. I wouldn't use their method again, though, as IMHO it doesn't give as clean a finish as the Burda way.
Things I like about the Jasmine pattern:
- The pocket shape - I've not seen this angular shape anywhere else!
- The drafting - everything matched up perfectly and easily
- The curved back yoke & no back waistband design
- The extended front pocket yoke (more here)
- The curved front waistband drafting
Things I don't like about the Jasmine pattern:
- The fly-front zipper instructions (I'm totally just using my regular Burda method next time!)
- The separate fly facing (which adds seam bulk when it could just be a fold)
- The Left & Right front waistband pieces are mislabelled (they need to be swapped!)
- The extended pocket yoke as drafted could only be sewn in the same stretch woven - negating any stomach-flattening effect! (more here)
- The weird CB bubbling above the bum (partially fixed in the yoke area, but still visible here)
Fuchsia stretch cotton sateen, originally from Mood but leftover from my fuchsia party dress.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
A note on the extended pocket yoke - I absolutely, totally love it when trouser patterns do this, either on the pocket lining piece or the pocket yoke. Burda often have this but Jalie's jeans pattern does it best - they have you cut the pocket yoke out of non-stretch lining fabric, but topstitch a bit of the exterior fabric over the pocket opening area so it looks seamless from the front. This both reduces bulk in the pocket bag and means you get non-stretch fabric extending to the centre front fly right over your gut, which holds things in nicely!
So I made a slight modification to the pocket here to mimic the Jalie jeans pattern - I cut the pocket yoke from lining fabric, then drafted a small overlay piece where the pocket opening is, plus a bit extra just to be sure. I cut this out of the pink sateen and topstitched it onto the lining yoke. (Pocket yoke changes shown here)
I also deviated on the fastening - I didn't have a suitable shocking pink button so I went for a trouser hook instead!
I'm quite tall at 5'8" (and mostly leg), but I had to chop off a good 2 inches from the bottoms of the hems, and I still had room for a generous 1 1/4" hem, so I think these must be drafted to be long and worn with heels.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Overall, I think the fit is okay with these, but I've noticed in these photos that they're not as spot-on as Burda are for me, especially around the bum where there's some extra space I could've pinched out. They're a fun wear for the spring and summer, but were I to make this pattern again for more regular wear I'd definitely make some fitting tweaks.
However, the drafting is perfect on these and straight leg shaping of these trousers is really flattering - not too wide and not too skinny, either. I'd definitely consider sewing them again, albeit maybe in a more subdued shade!. The things I didn't like about them are easily fixed, and I'll know in future to just sew the fly-front zipper the way I know by heart!
These are not for any shrinking violet, but they're a fun spring & summer trouser, especially when paired with my cream stretch lace teeshirt!
For way more photos and tips on this pattern, head over to FehrTrade.com!
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