Hi, reviewed the Vogue 9191 wrap pants sewing pattern on Pattern Review. I made them last month and blogged about them here.
You can find my review on Pattern Review here (I’m Csews on PR) and you can read it below.
Pattern Description: This pattern has four pieces – poncho, sleeveless top, shorts, wide-leg front-wrap pants.
I bought the pattern for the pants, which the pattern describes as “Wide-leg, front-wrap pants (fitted through hips) have back-button front waistband, back waistband with tie ends, and no side seams.” Suggested fabrics – crepe, linen blends, jersey, silk broadcloth.
Pattern Sizing: 4 to 26 on the Vogue website but the pattern envelope I have says Lrg to XXL. Large is 16-18, XL 20-22, XL 20-22. I’m size L.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I made the wrap pants in a jersey knit. They were easy to make once I figured out the best way to sew the 10 darts (6 in front, 4 in back) in a jersey knit fabric. I sewed the darts using a shallow zigzag stitch and tear-away stabilizer. There are only 4 pattern pieces (front, back, tie pieces).
Fabric Used: Jersey knit with a tiny houndstooth print – a stable knit with no stretch, fusible knit interfacing.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I cut size L for most of the pattern except for the sides of the pants, which are the part that wraps around your legs. I cut XL for extra coverage. My hips are 43 and size L is for hips 40-42, XL is 44-46. I cut size L for the inseam. I shortened the pants by 1 inch but they are still a little too long. Finished length is 42 inches (107 cm). I cut the ties at the XL mark so the front piece, which buttons in the back was a little too long.
The front piece buttons in the back at the waist and the back ties in the front. The pant legs are quite wide and overlap so you have a lot of coverage. By cutting my pants using the XL line, I made them a few inches wider, providing even more coverage – especially on a windy day. If I wear them with leggings, I will be able to wear them nearly year-round in the Bay Area.
The pattern calls for one 3/4 inch button. I only had 1/2 inch buttons in my stash so I used two 1/2 inch buttons, which seemed to make it more stable. With my current button placement, the pants sit a little below my waist. I may add a third button so I have the option of wearing them higher.
Instead of sewing a 5/8″ narrow hem on the sides and bottom, I serged a 3/8″ (1 cm) hem for the sides and bottom (trimming off the excess), then I folded the fabric at serged edge and sewed it down using a shallow zigzag stitch.
Would you sew it again? Yes. Would you recommend it to others? Yes.
Conclusion: These pants are really comfortable to wear. I feel like I’m wearing pajamas. The only drawbacks are no pockets and managing the pants when you’re in the restroom. For more on the pants and for more photos, see my blog post on CSews.com here.