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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Modern Dress Pants patterns for men . ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Modern Dress Pants patterns for men .
Where to get Zara (and other mothern style) dress pants pattern.
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Date: 9/29/12 11:27 PM

Hello,

I want to try to sew modern and fitted dress pants for men (such as brands like Zara and Banana Republic), but all the patterns I find are for old styles. This old styles are somewhat big and long and don't look modern to me.
What brand of pattern would you recommend for me?
Do you know where I can get it?
I have attached the links for some pictures of the type of pants I'm talking about.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mawmayMlCo1rgsq3xo1_500.jpg

http://static.fashionbeans.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bana1.jpg

Thank You so much for your help.

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Date: 9/30/12 0:58 AM

As it turns out your "modern" trousers are actually quite retro: think the Beatles and "mod". I found one pattern which might suit your needs, Simplicity 7145 (caveat emptor: I know nothing about this particular vendor). Etsy and Ebay have extensive vintage pattern offerings as well.

Hope this helps -- good luck with your search.

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Date: 9/30/12 10:02 AM

I totally agree, they do look retro, what sizes are you looking for?
Consider kwiksew OOP, and vogue OOP.
I use to make trousers all the time, and they were this style.

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Date: 9/30/12 2:05 PM

You might want to check Burda patterns on the simplicity web site. Two have a slim silhouette that look up to date.
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Date: 9/30/12 2:45 PM

Loose, heavily tapered pants are a very modern look. I would take your current pants pattern, eliminate the pleats if there are any, and taper inseam from the crotch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdjCOSq26ck
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Date: 9/30/12 3:26 PM

I second the suggestion to have a look at Burda. They tend to have more modern styles in their menswear collection than what you generally find with the other "big" pattern companies. For example, this suit pattern has pants that are quite slim. You could easily alter the pattern to make them even slimmer, depending on your body frame.

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Date: 9/30/12 3:35 PM

Burda men's patterns -- scan through for pants. Many of these have reviews here.

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Date: 9/30/12 6:43 PM

If worst comes to worst, you could always buy a pair (maybe someplace cheapish like Target or Walmart, Marshalls, Ross or a thrift store) as long as you just like the style as then fabric or workmanship would not even count, and only the garment pieces instead) that you already get to try on, walk around in and sit in, and know how they would fit ahead of time, and the actual fabric would not make much difference, if you were just going to pick them apart and cut them up to use as a sewing pattern instead. It might be worth it, if you wanted to make multiple pairs for yourself out of rather expensive fabric.

You could also very carefully trace some off, to paper, without hurting them, if you had unlimited amount of time, but a whole pair of pants would be kind of hard to do in a dressing room someplace and if they caught you, in a department store doing that now a days, they probably would not be terribly happy about it :)


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Date: 9/30/12 8:13 PM

Thanks for posting the Doma show CRUST. Some really interesting pieces! Really like some of the clever pocket, belt, and coat details at his S/S 2013 show.

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Date: 9/30/12 10:40 PM

Thank You all for your replies. I really appreciate it.

I will continue with my research and go though all your suggestions.
Thank You!

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