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Claire Schaeffer slacks, Vogue 7881

This one is a Claire Schaeffer favorite of mine....  I think the style and fit are very contemporary.  I picked up the fabric at Joann's.

Pattern Description:
Straight-legged pants (semi-fitted through hip) have contour, front button yoke and mock-fly zipper.

Pattern Sizing:
12-14-16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes...it did!


Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were very easy to follow.  I chose to go with the non-couture construction.


 


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the contour waistband.  I think it's flattering on just about any waist size/type.  I have a slightly thicker waist (even at my thinnest :-); so the final shape of the slacks was great for me.

Fabric Used:
A lightweight tweed-like fabric

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made view B (the non-couture version).  In an earlier (and ultimately, "do over") project, I attempted to make the pants to accompany an off-white suit.  With this version, I shortened the crotch and took in the sides by a half inch.  It's a great pattern. While the pattern doesn't call for it, I lined them as well.  In fact, I used the lining from the "first attempt" that didn't go well.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely!

Conclusion:
I love these slacks....  I intend to use the pattern several more times with a few of the Claire Shaeffer Jacket patterns I have in my stash. The contoured waistband is fantastic....  I think it more easily flatters almost any waist size.  The pants are fuller in the hips and legs, but I think I like that after all.


 

Comments

  1. Girl, the pants are beautifully made. Great fit and lovely fabric.

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  2. These look so RTW and the fit and fabric are PERFECT!

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  3. The pants fit you perfectly and love the fabric choice.

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