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Reviewed by:Lori V
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Posted on:4/9/14 2:32 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8909 by Lori V

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Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 8909
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Pattern Description:
Fitted (below waist) pants have elastic and purchased ribbon drawstring, yoke back, side front seams, no side seams, and pockets. A and B: leg bands (elasticized) B, C: stitched hems
Pattern Sizing: XS to XXL

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were easy to follow. I am nut sure the address the issue of having to cut one of the buttonholes through the faux fly zipper.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the trendy look and had seen a few pair popping up on blogs and thought I might give it a try.
Fabric Used:
a lightweight Italian suiting from Mood
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 1" to the length, cut out a size medium but sewed the seams at a 3/4" seam allowances.
I used a ribbon for the middle casing at the waistband but if you didn't like the look of the ribbon, just forgo it and add another row of elastic in the waistband.

Since my fabric is ivory, I used nude tricot knit for the pockets, so no show-through and the tricot is thin so it doesn't show lines.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again but the fabric would have to be perfect. I think this is an important part of why I love these pants so, the drape of the fabric is just perfect.
I love these pants. When I was making these, I had my questions... were they too trendy? would they look awkward on me or would I look awkward wearing them? I don't have any of those questions now, I just flat love these pants

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Laurie Lou said...
I too like them and they look great on you. I don't think of these as a trend so you will be able to use this pattern for years to come...IMO. I'm looking at adding this to my patterns to do list. Nice pictures!
4/9/14 2:49 PM
BlueSkysAhead said...
Very nice. Thanks for the trick on the no show of the pockets.
4/9/14 2:53 PM
Danmar said...
I love your fabric choices and the patterns you matched them with. Great looking outfit!
4/9/14 4:47 PM
carolynw said...
Trendy yes but they look wonderful on you - I can understand why you love them. I love your T - it looks beautiful with these pants - the fashionista has a little point as it does look super nice with a fitted top but either way - this is a 10+
4/9/14 6:45 PM
supizoo said...
Yep, totally love these on you, more so than on the model.
4/9/14 7:20 PM
Sharon M said...
Oh! I love these on you! Trendy but classic at the same time.
4/9/14 9:02 PM
TJSEWS said...
These pants look great on you! And what a good idea to use the nude tricot knit for the pockets.
4/9/14 9:59 PM
sharon2013 said...
Love the pants. I'm glad you showed what the gathered waist looks like, too.
4/10/14 8:40 AM
cocosloft said...
So cute! I have two pairs of these pants cut out, different cuff treatments. Bought the pattern when it came out and then got shy. Love that you made these up!
4/10/14 9:47 AM
kajero said...
I love the style of the pants and how they look on you. The are much more attractive on you than on the model. I am so glad I read your review, it would have never occurred to me to use nude tricot knit for the pockets for a no-show!
4/10/14 9:02 PM
VogueMistress said...
You've convinced me...I have the pattern and now I need some of that Italian suiting to make myself a pair!
4/10/14 9:57 PM
Levone said...
Cute pants!
4/13/14 11:13 AM
Couturemum said...
Your pants look great - I just bought the pattern. Great idea using nude tricot. After seeing your version, I cant wait to make these pants up.
4/24/14 9:27 PM
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