Friday 13 July 2007

Jalie 2445 - Pants Workout

These pants are made with lycra/cotton fabric, bought at Timmel Fabrics,
The fit is great,comfortable and best of all quick & easy to make.
**Note** When I first looked at the picture on the pattern cover, I thought the pant style would be too "low"on me ....I thought I would have to make some adjustments, but after tissue-fitting the pattern I was pleasantly surprised to see I wouldn't have to make any changes........the front, on me, is not as low as it appears on the models......Another Jalie favorite.

Pattern Description: Womens lounge wear pants.
Pattern Sizing: This pattern has 22 sizes, from childrens size 2 to 14 and womens size 4 (XS) to 22(XXL). I used the hip measurment and it turned out a little close fitting. I do like my exercise pants a little loose, so I did go up 2 sizes, from a "T" to a "V", and then I was extremely pleased with the fit, it was perfect. (The smaller size is still OK to wear,when exercising at home, the fabric still has allot of give.)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It looked exactly like the picture on the pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow? It is a very simple pattern to make and the words/pictures are very easy to follow and well done. The casing is different, and I was not going to do it as instructed, but changed my mind and did take the time to make it up, and I am happy with the result.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The style is what drew me to this pattern.The fit is extremely comfortable and very flattering. One of the best I've made and they even fit better than the expensive ready to wear.
Fabric Used: I used Cotton Lycra Jersey, 90% cotton, 10% lycra, from Timmel Fabrics, It is the very best Fabric for these pants. It washes and wears extremely well, it keeps it's shape.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I initially thought that the pants would be too low in the waist, but once I made them they were perfect. I made absolutely no changes to this pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I definetly would made these again, I've already made 2 pairs and have bought more fabric for two more pairs.I plan on making my next ones "capri" length for the warmer weather. I do highly recommend this pattern.
Conclusion For people who are frustrated and cannot seem to find that "perfect" pair of work out pants, this is definetly a must have pattern. The pants are quick and easy to make, and the fit is worth it. I am very pleased with this pattern.
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