Jalie 3461 - Éléonore Cropped Pull-On Jeans for Women
Product Review (submitted on October 7, 2019):
I bought this pattern after seeing all the accolades on Pattern Review and then on this site. I have now made 3 pairs. I am very particular about fit of anything but especially pants. I also am not one of the people who always wears their tops out - I tuck mine in mostly or even a half tuck. that is where the dissatisfaction started. The front crotch is very low even for someone who has a low rise like me. I found that these reminded me of the maternity pants that i had. The front is not suitable for anything but casual wear and with a top over it. I will somehow make it work but that is annoying given this is not a cheap pattern. The second problem is that the sizing is not good. I have been sewing for 40 yrs and know what appropriate ease is etc, and this pattern is not scaled for 20% stretch as it says. the20% fabrics even with prewash are almost impossible to get on and 30 - 40% stretch is better. I am so disappointed in this pattern. I was hoping for a well drafted and scaled pants pattern that would be a basic I could use for my daughter and I. I seem to be one of the few but for the price and given the reputation, it's a real disappointment.