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Posted on:1/26/14 8:39 PM
Last Updated:1/26/14 8:48 PM
Project Photo:Jalie: 2908 by tommied

Jalie: 2908 by tommied  
Pattern Photo:Jalie 2908
Jalie Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Fabric:Denim  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
A multi-sized jean pattern with flared legs.
Pattern Sizing:
Multi-sized, from girls to plus sizes.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes! I loved the fly front instructions. Some of the best I have ever used. If you carefully follow the diagrams, you will see all of the topstitching, etc.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the multi-sizing. It will be good to sew jeans for not only myself, but my girls as well. I am not particularly fond of the waist band...may use a fitted waistband next time I make it.
Fabric Used:
Denim with 4% lycra blend. I also used 100% cotton denim for my muslin - no stretch...they were tight on the hips, but still looked nice.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I cut a straight size R and I shortened the pattern by about 2-3 inches (I'm 5'2"). In addition, I made them straight legged vs. flared. Next time I make them, I will add a fitted waist band and make them a little more fitted through the legs - mostly for style reasons.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
YES! and YES!
A great pattern - love it. Well drafted, fits well.
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Sue Parrott said...
Wow, they look great! Nicely done!
1/26/14 9:56 PM
tommied said...
Thank you!!!
1/26/14 10:27 PM
julie w said...
Great fitting jeans, very professional
1/27/14 3:45 AM
caper81 said...
Nice job! I enjoyed your accompanying blog post;) Great raglan t-shirt too!
1/27/14 8:23 AM
jjosiejo said...
Fab! I have the pattern, but haven't mustered the courage yet... :)
1/27/14 8:48 AM
becca a said...
Fabulous jeans! These look great. I agree with you, this is a wonderful pattern.
1/27/14 10:53 AM
Oh2Sew2 said...
A great fit right out of the envelope for jeans?! I'm jealous!! I do have this, I should give it a go to see if I'm as lucky as you are ;)
1/27/14 2:43 PM
tommied said...
Thank you all! Give the pattern a try. I was skeptical too! But trust the pattern, pick your size based on your hip measurements. I also did a muslin, which helped a lot!
1/27/14 4:37 PM
SewLibra said...
Great job on your jeans! I keep saying I'm going to go for it, so thanks for the inspiration.
1/28/14 0:09 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
Such a great pair of jeans! I'm with you on the needs a curved one. Beautiful job on these.
1/28/14 7:13 AM
LM2HYD said...
Nice Job! :)
1/29/14 3:31 PM
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