Hi Darlings! I had been holding on to this piece of mustard color stretch cord fabric since my trip to Britex last summer and I finally got around to using it. Now since every time I use a pattern I follow my own tips I took measurements from my favorite pair of flares so that I could make adjustments to the pattern I was using.
I made THIS pattern before in 2009 and 2010 and although the pattern itself is drafted well it didn't have the flare I wanted and they are not long enough because as you know I always wear my flares to the ground ;-)
Pattern Description: Jalie 2908 View A
Pattern Sizing: I cut a size T
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done ? yes sort of.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Because I have made these before and I have my own way of contructing pants I didn't follow the instructions but I will say that Jalie has great illustrations for those who may need a visual guide.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is a really great jeans pattern because it is drafted without a terrible amount of ease to fiddle with. I like how fitted they are throughout the hips down to the knees and because I used the finished measurements of my favorite ready to wear jeans I didn't need to make adjustments after cutting/sewing because I had transferred my preferred measurements and length to the pattern first. (I explain that in this post) I also always use Sandra's Method for the fly front.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The ones mentioned above.
Would you sew it again? I will use the pattern again.
Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend this pattern the fit is really great without a lot of adjustments needed.