This pair certainly has their faults and are not typical jeans. No button, no fly and no pockets. But they are nearly identical to my favorite pair of J.Crew jeans. I should mention these J.Crew jeans were worn so much that they ripped and of course, they were no longer sold so finding a replacement pair was impossible and didn’t happen.
My first pair of ultimate trousers went so so. The finished product is a pair of pants that I am pleased with the construction of but I have yet to wear them because they are just too tight. The pattern envelope says its not suitable for stretch fabrics but I decided to throw caution to the wind and use this stretch denim for my second pair.
Since my first pair were too tight I retraced the pattern pieces in a straight size 20 and they ended up being huge! I ended up taking in the crotch by almost an inch and the side seams by 1 inch each side. If I make these in a stretch fabric again I think I could get away with the size 16. I have so much navy wool from my trip to NYC so I think I’ll make another pair out of that to get the fit right for a non-stretch fabric.
I really love this pattern, even when I end up making it and its too small or too big, so I’m going to keep at it until I get it just right. Just call me Goldie Trousers 🙂
As happy as I am with these pants (I’ve worn them 3 times in 10 days) I really want to make a more traditional pair of jeans so I’ve purchased the Ginger and Jamie Jean Patterns I’ve read some great reviews and seen some great examples of both and I’m very excited to give “real” jeans a try!