Vogue 8330 - Jeans
Pattern: Vogue 8330, View C
Fabric: Stretch Denim (97% cotton, 3% spandex)
Lining: Lightweight cotton twill - for the pockets (100% cotton)
Notions: Jean button; 7" brass zipper
Description: Close-fitting, low-rise pants have front fly, front zipper, front buttonhole and button closure, back yoke, carriers, front and back pockets, edge-stitch and topstitch detail throughout, with plain back pockets.
These jeans were very easy to make, just a basic pants construction with the exception of the yoke in back and all of the tedious topstitching. There were several modifications I made to get my desired look and fit.
Added a couple of inches to the rise both front and back. My rise is 10" in the front and 15" in the back.Added 1.5" to the inseam. My inseam is 33".Added 1" to the leg opening by adding ¼" to each side on the bottom of the front and back pieces. My leg opening is 15" wide.Added darts to the yoke. When I tried them on before I added the waistband, I could tell that I would have some gaping. To solve this problem, I added darts.Drafted new back pockets. It baffles me that the pattern designer didn't think to keep the back pockets proportionate in size as she took the jean size from 6 - 20. I like a larger pocket so I used the dimensions from a favorite pair I own.
Overall, I'm suprisingly pleased with the results. The hubby likes them, gave them the "thumbs up" and the kids like them... said they were "school-visit" approved! LOL