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Threads Magazine # 166
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Date: 2/23/13 11:57 AM

Not sure where to place this....it looks confusing as well as creative, I guess.

You start with measurements of the thigh and hip circumferences, then pant length from waist to floor plus waistline casing and hem allowance.

Then you make two bias tubes; one for each leg.

Slit the entire width of the tubes at each end between the tops of the y-seam (graphic provided)

Next, you establish the crotch seam shape from your favorite crotch-seam pattern and then measure your body with a flexible ruler to establish the pant crotch-seam shape.

Lost yet?

Next You assemble the pants by placing one inside the other and stitching the crotch shape at the waist end of each tube.

Next, close the magazine and take a nap........

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Date: 2/23/13 12:31 PM

I vote for the nap.

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Date: 2/23/13 4:00 PM

I too vote for a nap or just anything else. I don't think the measurements you took on flat fabric are going to do much good even, because when the tubes get cut out and sewn and hang, I think they are going to get skinnier around width wise and then also longer too, and everything is going to change there a whole bunch probably.

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Date: 2/23/13 4:11 PM

Threads lost me when they started doing those silly contests where your outfit had to "let" you change on the elevator from business meeting attire to cocktail.

yeah, yeah I get that it's supposed to inspire creativity.

But I'm not going anywhere dressed like that.

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Date: 2/23/13 4:17 PM

They should do a whole PR member issue.

Let them decide who is one of the best expert sewists (sorry I still don't know the term) and do a TOL expert sewing article a la Claire. Only check out what she's really sewing.

then feature Lynn Rowe and the knit sew along. That article along will make it a sell out issue.

Look through the reviews of the month and grab the top cutest 5 that are well sewn and fashion current (they can figure out fashion current right?)

Grab some of the intermediate and beginners. Bring in an expert to show what they should do in the areas where they are struggling. Maybe even a special "Can this garment be saved?" spot?

The guy from Maine with the stunning quilts. Must have those quilts in that issue.

Put Deepika's baby on the back in one of her cute outfits.

Wrap it up with the recent top patterns in 2012 and it would be a slam dunk

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Date: 2/23/13 4:32 PM

Bias pants? Makes me think of lots of twisting and tugging along with wedgies--just does not sound comfortable! I vote for the nap too!

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Date: 2/23/13 10:33 PM

Years ago - how many I cant count - Marcy Tilton did and article for Threads for bias pants. I remember reading it and being intrigued, like 'Hey! I want to try it' but never did. Seriously getting pants to fit and be comfortable is hard enough for me but sewing up a tube. . . come on!

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Date: 2/23/13 11:52 PM

I made silk pjs with pants on the bias for a client once. They were gorgeous and so comfy she said. Can't imagine two tubes would work.....

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Date: 2/24/13 10:23 AM

I haven't seen the article but the Indian pants called churidars are also cut on the bias--they're very loose at the top (meaning crotch, thighs) and then super tight at the lower calf and ankle. I love them, but they are definitely a specific look... Anyhow, they're always made with this kind of flat fabric measurement.

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Date: 2/24/13 1:19 PM

Am I crazy? I actually decided I would try this at some point. It seems reasonable, bias bends and stretches to conform to the body.
I think I'll be sorry if I don't try it

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