I know I need to do a couple of posts on the Thurlow Pants but I stopped sewing these and took the Jeans class with Jennifer Stern on Patternreview. I saw it was being given again and have wanted to make jeans for quite a while now. I really enjoyed the class and like being able to get help with the fit and anything else I had questions on. Jennifer was great so much so I’m thinking about taking her T-Shirt class too. My first pair of jeans!!! I used fabric that I wasn’t that thrilled with and I’m happy with the end product. On my next pair I’ll make some small adjustments. Here is my Review:
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.
Pattern Sizing: I don’t have it with my right now but I think I did BB
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? I took the Jeans Class on Pattern-review so I didn’t use the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? They were reviewed on PR over 100 times! I’ve been wanting to try jeans forever and have a couple of jeans patterns. I liked that they are fitted through the thigh.
Fabric Used: Non-stretch denim
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Oh boy. I didnt like the waistband width so adjusted it to 2.5″ as Jennifer suggested. (Absolutely great class!!) I also lengthened them about 3 inches (like them long). I had to play around with the scoop in the back crotch and Jennifer suggested I add to the side seam of the top to accommodate the scooping I did which worked out great. I also took out about 3 inches from the flare of the legs. I am still working on the fit and will probably lower the front quite a bit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have already sewn another pair and cut out a third pair. Still making adjustments. Definitely recommend.
Conclusion: These are great!