Sunday, October 21, 2012

Colette Patterns: 1024 Juniper Pant






Well I think everyone knows I love a wide leg pant and Colette patterns tend to fit me quite well so I ordered this pattern as soon as I saw it.

The pattern is a basic wide leg pant (drafted as a trouser not a jean). I used my pants block which was a life saver as the front crotch curve on these is almost a straight line, you can see my block underneath and the original pattern piece on top in this pic;


Otherwise the legs are pretty much a sz16/18 but I have sewn these with stretch denim when they recommend a woven fabric.

I had to take them in on the legs a bit as they are drafted quite wide and almost taper slightly to the ankle. I added in a pocket stay too as they aren't drafted with one.

I feel a little meh about these pants, its not that this is a bad pattern per say, and the instructions would be great for someone who hadn't sewn many pants before, but I'm just not finding them that exciting. Still they are a nice wide leg pant and I probably will sew them again.



On a side note, I'm still working away at the Vogue 8333 jacket I just needed a bit of a break! Plus after dealing with the serger from hell lately I have a brand new Elna 654 overlocker (early birthday present to myself) that I'm itching to use, so expect to see a few tops and more pants sewing over the next few weeks while I learn to use it! Its so exciting to have a serger that works as a 4 thread overlocker and sews consistently!

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  1. The pants look great on you! Congrats on your new serger, and happy birthday - perfect present!

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  2. Yet another great pair of pants. Congrats on the new overlocker - I have the Elna 664 and love it.

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    1. I'm loving the overlocker so far, it was a real toss up between the elna and a Brother 3034 but the general bulletproofness of the Elna won out!

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  3. I really like these on you! They look super rad :D And with a new serger? Everything is coming up Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! (Everything's coming up Milhouse, hehehe, I loves the Simpsons!)

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  5. Lovely fit. I am on a short sewing break knitting socks for that certain time of the year in December, yes I know it's only October. you have however inspired me to finish my trousers.

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    1. Thankyou! Christmas is coming up so fast isn't it!

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  6. You have achieved a really great fit here!

    I just finished my first pair of trousers, also a wide leg - Simplicity Amazing fit. I liked the Juniper but already had the Simplicity one going so I didn't think I needed to have both, but if you're into wide legged trousers, I felt it was a really good pattern :) It's interesting to see the difference in the way the fly is treated; it looks like it's part of the main pattern piece here, whereas it's a totally separate set of pieces in the Simplicity one - intriguing! ^_^

    Anyway, these are great, and I really love your choice of facing fabric, and your nice neat finishing! Bravo! ^_^

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    1. Thankyou! I always follow Debbie Cooks fly tutorial so I change the fly to a cut-on one in each pants pattern now, I even printed out and laminated her tutorial because I found for me it worked the best!

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    2. Wow! How clever! I'll have to check that out! ^_^

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  7. Wait what was that? Oh, oh no! It's the dreaded PantsEnvy! And even worse, it's HEATHERPANTSENVY!!! RUN! RUN AWAY! SHE WILL STEAL YOUR PRETTY PANTS IF YOU DO NOT FLEE NOW!!! AAAAAHHHHHhhhhh h h h ...

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  8. Wow - more pants - I've been tempted by this pants pattern, I love wide legs pants - and my beloved RTW are getting old...
    I might keep looking rather than jumping in, I find pants hard to fit, you have certainly mastered that art!

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    1. I love my pants block! It used to take me so much time to fit pants and I usually ended up with them too tight or bunchy. I practically live in pants so its great to be able to stock my wardrobe right up!

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  9. Talk about a massive difference between your block and the pants pattern - thank goodness for Steph C! You seriously have mastered the pants - they look hawt. I've got my sewing activities planned out until the end of the year, but I've already dubbed 2013 the year of practical sewing, and you are totally my role model. As soon as the weather cools down (and I stop having occasions for which to make pretty dresses for) I'm going to make up that pants block. Honest.

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