Monday, June 11, 2012

Pattern Review: Ottobre Women 2/2012 #15

Roberta Pants

Claire has written a great reveiw on her blog clairesews.blogspot.com and has allowed me to share it here.  She is the inventor of the seam allowance curve ruler.  
The white stretch linen featured is now sold out but is available in Natural and Raspberry.

Ottobre finally has an  elastic waist pant for wovens! I was so glad to see this pattern.  I was needing some quick to make pants that did not look like PJ's.  These are drafted for stretch wovens.  I have made them out of stretch denim, stretch linen/cotton (white) and stretch linen (khaki).  The only thing to do when tracing this pattern is to be sure to make the patterns taller at the waist in order to encase the elastic properly.  The directions say this, but who looks that closely on an elastic waist pant? I know you can not tell this from the photos, but these pants are very slimming (yay!!).  I bought this fabric from Sew Much Fabric out of Houston.  I bought the white and natural linen from her and they are wonderful!  Believe it or not, but I have been so comfortable in these linen pants even in 97 degree weather here in Dallas.  This fabric would make great summer jeans too!


Thanks Claire for a great review!

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