|Pattern Description: This is a new version of our famous Linda pant. Features a slimmer leg but not too slim, perfect for the office.|
The leg opening on my size 12 was 15.5".
Pattern Sizing:4-30. I made a 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made the leg straight instead of tapered, but otherwise the fit of the hip and thigh is accurate.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I think these are beginner-friendly.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: The slim fit of the hip and thigh, without being as tight as the Elle
Dislikes: I had some IMO minor fitting issues with the back. Not sure if it was the pattern or if something went a little wrong when I extended the back crotch curve.
Fabric Used:stretch bengaline (and YES, this seller ships internationally)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 3" to the leg opening and made it 18.5" instead of 15.5" as I wanted a straight leg like the Linda but the closer fit through the hip and thigh that this pattern offers.
Other alterations: cut the waistband down to a size 10, extended the front crotch curve 3/8" and the back 3/4", lengthened the legs 1", and added 1/2" to the width of the entire back inseam for my full thighs, big knees, and large calves. Next time I will remove a 1/4" wedge from the front crotch curve and chop off 1/2" from the top of the back leg inseam. (When I extended the back crotch curve I don't think I angled quite right and ended up making that inseam too long.)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this again. They work just as well for casual wear as they do for the office. This is the first time I used stretch bengaline and I LOVE it.
Conclusion: More photos can be viewed on my blog.