My pants, they are finished! And I took photos yesterday morning before work :). My review is below.
Pattern Description: Self-drafted high-waisted pants pattern. I based my work on the jeans I used for Kenneth D. King’s Jean-ius class on Craftsy.
Pattern Sizing: The finished pants are based on my measurements. The original jeans were a RTW 16 Tall, I think.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not really. My original jeans were high-waist bootcut, I changed the pattern to wide-legs. The original jeans also had patch pockets which I changed to welt pockets. I also eliminated the back yoke for this version.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I followed Kenneth’s instructions through the Craftsy lessons.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that I was able to work the puzzle of my first self-drafted pattern.
Fabric Used: Orange velveteen from Affordable Fabrics in Rocky Hill. I’ve had this fabric in my stash for at least 5 years, just waiting to make wide-leg pants.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: There were a number of changes/alterations. 1) I altered the legs from bootcut to wide-leg. 2) I replaced the patch pockets with welt pockets. 3) I made a 2-inch hem with topstitching for more of a khaki look. 4) I added snaps to the top of the waistband instead of a jeans button and buttonhole. I documented some of the process here
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? That’s the hope, especially since I got the back crotch curve doing just what I want. This was the first go-round of my Master Pants Pattern (TNT). There will be more to come for sure!
Conclusion: I’m pleased with my first self-drafted pair of pants and now the pattern will become a TNT for me.