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McCall's: 5894 (The Perfect Jean) thumbsup - Type:Pants    printable version
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Reviewed by:mdbrn54
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Posted on:10/21/13 6:42 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
Project Photo:McCall's: 5894 by mdbrn54

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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    Fabric:Denim  [See other projects in this fabric]
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    Pattern Description: Classic fit jeans with fitting instructions

    Pattern Sizing: 18W

    Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes

    Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were challenging, but clear, and I learned a lot.

    What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the fitting instructions. I am finally able to make pants that don't have extra fabric in the front, making me look like a hamster.

    Fabric Used: black denim from I guess it is about medium weight for jeans, and has a slight stretch. Sorry the black does not photograph well. Next time I will make indigo or grey or brown. Or all three.

    Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I altered the pattern as instructed, and I got a very good fit. Also, I used flat fell seams on the side seams (instead of pressing the seams open). And I tried a bound button hole, which came out an uneven oval shape, but it works and again, I learned a lot.

    Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I don't think I'll ever buy store bought jeans again.

    Conclusion: This pattern was wonderful. I am not a very experienced sewer, yet I was able to make real jeans that actually fit! I made a lot of mistakes but I was able to fix them, and thankfully denim is tough.

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    appleton78 said...
    You did a very very nice job! I have not tried this pattern yet...but it is in my stash. I will need to get after it now. I am very impressed with your precise stitching. Great GREAT job! Give yourself a nice pat on the back.
    10/21/13 11:38 PM
    MrsCharisma said...
    Great job. They look very well done. I also have this pattern but I don't think my machine can handle denim. Maybe I'll try some twill in a jeans style :)
    10/22/13 7:04 AM
    grays08 said...
    I think it's fantastic that you tackled these and made some great jeans. I always learn a lot from projects like these, but I know it can be frustrating too as you are doing it so I really appreciate all the hard work you put into these. Think of how much easier the next pair will seem! = ) Great job!
    10/22/13 9:17 AM
    SJ Kurtz said...
    Thanks! I am about to crack this open, and always appreciate the info from my fellow Pr's
    11/22/13 3:02 PM
    mdbrn54 said...
    thanks, all! :-)
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