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Posted on:9/3/13 10:26 PM
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marymary86 said... (9/4/13 9:04 AM) Reply
You did a great job!!
JudieL said... (9/4/13 2:32 AM) Reply
These jeans are the perfect fit. I bet you end up making lots of them.
Annie P said... (9/4/13 1:34 AM) Reply
Great fit!
ScaryMerry said... (9/4/13 1:25 AM) Reply
@sewingcanary- Thanks! It wasn't really a dart that I made, per se, so much as angling the center back seam. It's very effective and less trouble than finagling with the yoke drafting and then subsequently the waistband as well. An inch angled out of the back and then an inch out of the waistband at the center back fixes the gaping for me. This StyleArc pattern has that extended pocket piece that you were talking about. It does a great job of keeping the pocket bag in place. @ everyone else- Thank you all so much!
RadarRadiance said... (9/4/13 0:44 AM) Reply
What fantastic jeans! They look fantastic on, I'm really glad you are so excited about them and I can see why! Great job!!!
sewingcanary said... (9/4/13 0:33 AM) Reply
I was looking at Style Arc's patterns last night. They have two pairs of jeans that look pretty identical in basic shape, however the one pair offer more finished measurements than the other. The narrow leg pair are for woven and the straight leg pair are for stretch fabrics. They also rate this pattern as "challenging". I didn't notice the ratings the first time I looked at them. They offer some tutorials but I've seem simpler, clearer instructions in books. Having a good all-around sewing book to refer to is a good idea. When in doubt about something you can look it up. I find the old, traditional methods usually give the best results. [paragraph] Ideally, the idea of the rear yoke in jeans is to eliminate darts. You should be able to adjust the yoke pattern for future. The "coin" pocket, aka watch pocket usually sits approx. 1" - 1 1/2" in from the side seam and down from the waistband. It is sewn onto the rear pocket facing before it is sewn onto the pocket bag. Some upper end RTW uses a full facing pocket piece that extends to the zipper. Sometimes it is made with a fabric with light stretch. Often called "tummy flattering". Also, good jeans almost always have separate seamed (not folder over) fly facings - another reason to own a good book. Now that you have your 'go to' jeans pattern, there's no limit. You can adapt them to non-stretch fabric by making all seam allowances wider [and take them in] until you find the right fit. Keep up the good work!
Dilliander said... (9/4/13 0:23 AM) Reply
The look seriously fabulous on you and what a great fit with no adjustments!
Levone said... (9/3/13 11:32 PM) Reply
Your jeans look great on you! Like your tag that you added.
Skye said... (9/3/13 11:27 PM) Reply
nice looking jeans
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