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Fitted, tapered or straight-legged jeans (below waist) have shaped waistband with hook/eye closure, carriers, front/back pockets, back yokes, and binding for front fly zipper closing. Topstitching and narrow hem.
AAX(4-6-8-10), C5(10-12-14-16-18) I made size 4.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, for the most part
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very easy and thorough
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style and the fit through the hips and legs. The waistband is about 1 inch too high. The waist itself fit me well.
Denim from JoAnn - these were a working muslin. I've been trying different jeans patterns in hopes of finding / modifying the perfect one. This fabric is a bit too busy (it's been in my stash forever).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used a snap instead of hook and eye at the closure. I'd rather do a jeans button in the future. I'm not sure why they only call for a hook and eye except it would maintain a flat front if you are going to wear a belt. Otherwise this wouldn't be standard for jeans.
I serged for steps 18 and 21 instead of using the binding - the binding is definitely more trouble than it's worth for something that won't show.
I didn't change anything else because these were a test pair for this pattern. The fit is nice. I have noted a few changes I will make next time. See the next question for a list.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew this pattern again, with the following changes:
Eliminate step 33. It's a nice feature to have the two belt loops stitched into the yoke, but it made the belt loops too long - much longer than belt loops on store-bought jeans I own and compared to. I'd just stitch all 5 belt loops on at the end, which will match my RTW jeans and can be the length I prefer (shorter). I looked at a few RTW jeans and none of them have the loops sewn into the yoke seam. I could go either way on this feature, if I change the yoke width to compensate for shorter loops (they are really long now and would accommodate a very wide belt.
Reduce the width of the yoke by 1/2" and raise the back of the pants by 1/2" to compensate BUT reduce the overall top by a full inch - these came out quite high-waisted for my taste. This is not a fit issue, but like the belt loops, the yoke is wider than my RTW jeans and though this step isn't necessary if I don't sew the belt loops into the yoke seam, it will match the store-bought look I'm after just a bit better. If I lower the entire height by an inch, of course I'd have to accommodate the waistband to fit as well.
Add a hem allowance. I needed to do a minuscule hem on this first pair. I'm 5'5" with more legs than torso but I thought these were a tad too short regardless, so check before you cut. Obviously this won't apply to everyone depending on inseam length.
The rear pocket placement isn't to my liking but that's so minor it's not really worth mentioning. Very easy fix. They need to be lowered.
I was happy with these jeans but they are not perfect. I have done other jeans patterns and each have their pluses and minuses but this one came out well enough to tweak and try again. I think I'm pretty close to getting what I'm after.
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