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Posted on:4/17/14 9:48 PM
Last Updated:4/17/14 9:51 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8712 by acmena

Vogue Patterns: 8712 by acmena  
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
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Pattern Description: MISSES' PANTS by Marci Tilton: Very loose-fitting, above ankle pants A, B, C have topstitching details. A, B: front pockets, waistline casing with elastic, raw edge of fabric at waist and stitched hems. A: contrast pocket facing. C: fly front zipper, front darts, back elastic, side seam pockets, contrast pocket facing, front facings, fly and hem facings

FABRICS: Moderate Stretch Knits Only. Lightweight Double Knit, Lightweight Stretch Wovens and Lightweight Stretch Denim

I made View C

Pattern Sizing: : BB(8-10-12-14), FF(16-18-20-22)

I made my usual size 12 and they fit without alteration, so I'd say they were true to size.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? On me, they looked much baggier

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, although, in keeping with the other reviewers that made this version, my zip also ended higher than the instruction illustration indicated. (see photo)

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Dislike: There is no interfacing (other than the fly) in the flat front of these pants. That means that in a knit fabric there is nothing to stop it stretching while being worn. I feel that if I breathe in, they'll fall down. That's not likely to happen, but the feeling of insecurity persists

Fabric Used: Grey marle ponte knit from Lincraft.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: : I left off the pockets (never put them in pants), shortened them by 2", but still made them ankle length as I dislike pants at half mast. On me, with my short legs, they just look silly. Otherwise I made them to pattern.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes. I would definitely stabilise the front facings if I did and narrow the legs down a tad.

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cocosloft said...
cute! I have this, just keep looking at it! Thanks for the tips, I'll keep the facing in mind, and the suggestion for narrowing, when I measure out the pattern tissue!
4/18/14 5:42 AM
acmena said...
I just realised that it reads as if I would narrow the facings. I meant the legs...will fix
4/18/14 9:33 AM
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