Sew, this is a review on my newfound love, Vogue 8929. Not being a skinny little thing (no offense to those of you who are-this is jealousy speaking), I am fluffy and dread making pants, trousers, crops, etc... To make them fit my curvy rear end, I end up with extra fullness in front. If I get the legs to fit, the waist is too big.
You know the drill if you are also fluffy. Seriously, these are not my mother's crops. They are comfortable, with pockets, and sylish. I can't express how much fun I had making these. And I never thought I would like elastic waist trousers.
The added detail on the inner leg is really nice feature. I show it here in the white denim so you can see it better, just ignore the unpressed state. Not sure how it changes the fit, but I like it.
There is an option for cuffs, but I chose not to add the cuffs to the floral pair because it isn't noticeable, but cuffs are a nice feature on the white and navy crops.
The feature I especially liked is the tummy panel created by the pocket and pocket lining. It gives a little support in that area. But be aware, than when you sew the center front seam, you have six layers to sew through! On the denim, I made sure I used a jean needle.
Overall, the fit was spot on. I cut a size 16-18. The stretch of the fabric is just enough. I used a 1.25 inch elastic in the waist and measured it after sewing the outer legs and fitting the trousers. The instructions are easy to follow and in about 4 hours, you can have a fabulous pair of crops from cut to finish. As I said, this pattern left me twitterpated and excited to share with you! I just cut out a red pair in Ponte knit. Happy sewing!!