Vogue 1093 & Jalie 29081:00 AM
Pattern: Vogue 1093 - Donna Karan
Fabric: Stretch Linen (97% linen, 3% lycra)
Notions: Six 1" buttons
Pattern sizing: 4 - 18. I cut the size 14.
Were the instructions easy to follow? For this design, they were surprisingly easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved this pattern from the moment I saw it. I love garments with great details and this one has plenty! The lines of this jacket are incredible. It's finished completely with flat-felled seams and topstitching. This design was plucked straight off of the runway.
Fabric Used: I wanted it to be very Spring-like, so I choose a fuchsia stretch linen.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None. That does NOT happen often. With this pattern, I don't think it's even possible to make any alterations. Since the fabric contained lycra, I didn't need a FBA.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? No, I only need one of these. I would recommend this to more advanced sewers.
Conclusion: This is a great, stylish jacket. It took a lot longer than I thought it would with all of the seam finishing and topstitching. I was tired after working on this for a few days and my topstitching was not the greatest. Good thing my thread matched my fabric perfectly!
Fabric: Stretch denim
Notions: 7" brass zipper, jean button and rivets
Pattern Description: Women's flattering stretch jeans with slim fit through the hips and thigh and a flared leg, back and side front pockets, zip fly with button closure. View A has a low rise (2-3 inches below the navel) and View B has a regular rise (at the navel). I made the low rise.
Pattern Sizing: 2T - 22. I made the size Y.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Basically. I made a few minor alterations.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them. I've made pants and jeans many, many times.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this pattern! The cut of these jeans are as close to RTW as you'll find in a pattern... IMHO.
Fabric Used: I used stretch denim from Fabric.com.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened (as usual) to produce a 37" inseam so that I can wear these with heels.
I created my own back pocket design.I added darts to the yoke to prevent gaposis.
I added the 5th pocket... the coin pocket. Hey, they just aren't jeans without it.
And I used a stretch poplin for the pocket lining.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Conclusion: This is the BEST jean pattern I've ever used! It's now my TNT for jeans and I'll be making these again and again and again!