Today I am happy to offer you my feedback about Angela Wolf’s Bootcut Jean Pattern. You can find this pattern on our website.
I have never tried to sew pants. I did not even think about it. Yet I have several difficulties finding the perfect pair in the stores. I go through all of them, choosing the low rise cut, short, skinny but not tight… and so on and so forth. So once I have one pair that fit me, I do not let them go. I would be extremely careful with them. Jeans have a special place in my closet.
When I saw “The Angel Bootcut Jean Pattern” from the Angela Wolf Pattern Collection, I immediately thought I had to try it, whether it worked for me or not. But I had the hunch that this one would be a success story.
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I opened the bag, unfolded the pattern and got my first good impression. I checked out the clear, thick lines of the pattern and then I went through the first couple pages of the instruction book. It is easy to read and a good size font. Instructions included all the fabrics you can use, a diagram of the layout, a size chart and a few suggestions, like sewing a muslin before going to the actual jean. Suitable fabrics are: Stretch denim, Cotton Sateen, Corduroy. Angela Wolf also has a website where you can see that the same instructions written in the book step by step.
I was feeling very motivated so I started cutting, pressing, sewing and topstitching the coin pockets, which are the first step of putting the jeans together. It is so enjoyable following these instructions that you do not realize how much you have accomplished before your jeans are practically finished! Just keep your book with you as you go through each step. The book does not skip any steps.
I did have to do two modifications on the pattern for it to fit me. I had to sew in a little bit on the sides of the legs since my hips are not very rounded. I also cut the pants shorter so I would have a pair of cropped pants instead. I had to try my pants on several times and used chalk to help me make the alterations. When sewing I also needed to undo the topstitch on the zipper.
I strongly recommend this pattern. Believe me, you will not be afraid of sewing jeans anymore! This is a mission accomplished! Thank you very much Angela Wolf, I learned a lot using your pattern and your website!
~ Gabby ~