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Double pleated dress pants
Kalisews
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Date: 8/6/13 8:11 PM

Hi all. I am not new to sewing, however I don't sew anything mens and well, don't know much about mens style or fashion. Hubby just brought home two pairs of dress pant from Jo. A Banks he bought. They are the type of pants you buy and have to have hemmed to whatever your height is. They are double pleated and 100% wool (the very light dressy kind).

He assumes I can hem them and of course with propper know-how I can, but I am pretty sure this is not just a tuck and hem. Should this be a cuff hem? Does it matter? If it is a cuff hem can someone point me toward a tutorial which can walk me through it? How do you keep the crease on the cuff hem if it is homemade?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Date: 8/6/13 8:22 PM

My husband has short legs and everything needs to be hemmed. I just do a turn under hem....no cuffs for me.

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Date: 8/7/13 1:42 AM

Here is an earlier PR discussion thread about cuffed hems on men's pants.

Lots of good info in that discussion thread.

ETA: Sometimes it's worth it to take a garment to a tailor or dry cleaner to do alterations like this. Oftentimes I've been asked if I can replace zippers in jeans. Well, yes, I probably can, but I tell the person to just take the jeans to their local dry cleaner who does this type of repair often, and can probably do it better than I can, and much faster.

Do check out the linked discussion thread, though. A cuffed hem is an alteration that I would attempt (simpler than replacing a zipper) with the instructions I found there.

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Date: 8/7/13 3:04 AM

Those type of wollen pants also have a tape in the inside . The question if there should be Cliffs is a question of fashion, the style of the legs and personal preference
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Date: 8/8/13 4:12 PM

Check out this video by Angela Wolf. Very informative. She is also on the website It's Sew Easy. Hope this helps.
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