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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 3267 (Men's Pants)

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Reviewed by:Karla Kizer
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Posted on:8/22/04 2:02 PM
Last Updated:9/11/04 1:12 PM
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Arell said... (8/31/10 4:07 PM) Reply
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Meredith P said... (12/27/09 9:09 AM) Reply
Great review, Karla. My DH is also vertically challenged, and I always mean to make him pants to avoid the clown pant look from RTW, but haven't done it since he was a youngster. Once I got a pair fit, I could really crank these out--no excuses. And thanks to the internet, appropriate fabric is a lot more accessible than say 30+ years ago.
Nana2be said... (11/23/09 9:28 PM) Reply
I've always hesitated to sew pants for my husband since he is built a lot like your DH. Never certain if they would fit but with your encouragement, I just might try these....after Christmas! Thanks!
Nancy Anne said... (1/22/05 5:32 PM) Reply
Great review! It sounds like I won't have to do any alterations to this one to get them full enough for my hubby's thick thighs and calves. Loved the tip about taking the length off in the mid-thigh. I would have done it mid-calf. Thanks!
JeanetteE said... (8/30/04 10:39 AM) Reply
Well say now, my first thoughts were 'nice bod'. Oh, nice pants too, Karla.
Elemenopeo said... (8/27/04 9:49 AM) Reply
Aw - tell him he's smoking! I'm sure if he gave us a back shot, he would get more comments too! :) Thanks for the lining tip - that does help.
Karla Kizer said... (8/26/04 8:54 PM) Reply
Stefanie, for the lining I used a scrap of mystery fabric that looks and feels like the pockets in men's RTW pants. Not much help, am I? If I hadn't found this mystery fabric in the stash, I probably would have used poly/cotton broadcloth; something like Palencia (available at Walmart) should work. DH and I both appreciate all the nice comments, though he wonders why there aren't more remarks about his "hot body" being on the internet. I reminded him that his body was hot only because it was 93 degrees when we took the picture..... Thanks, everyone!
Elemenopeo said... (8/26/04 1:26 PM) Reply
I already ordered fabric to try these out on my much larger DH. What did you use for lining fabric?
Lori V said... (8/25/04 10:39 PM) Reply
fantastic pants and review.
Joos said... (8/25/04 9:59 PM) Reply
Thanks for the review! This is just in time for my next project: a pair of pant for DH.
Jennie Pakula said... (8/25/04 7:38 PM) Reply
Fantastic pants, Karla - thanks for your very helpful comments on the alteration process too.
jennie k said... (8/25/04 7:25 PM) Reply
Karla, great review! Thorough and with lots of technique tips. With the thought you put into this pattern, no wonder the pants look great.
Karla Kizer said... (8/25/04 7:21 PM) Reply
OOoops - I didn't mean to push this one back to the top of the list. Sorry. I did want to thank Lorna for asking about the waistband interfacing I used. I checked the box at the store and discovered it was not Armo, but Ban-roll waistbanding that I used. I corrected the review. Lorna, I bought it at a local independent store, but I think Joanns might have it. Does anyone know for sure?
SouthernStitch said... (8/24/04 9:41 AM) Reply
Karla, my SO has the same sports injuries. Thanks so much for this great review! The pants look really nice on him and I am sure he appreciates your efforts.
Georgene said... (8/24/04 1:19 AM) Reply
Please do not let my DH know about this pattern! Guess what I would be making for the rest of my life! Boy oh boy, do these look great, Karla. I bet they would be really grand in a nice wool blend too for a dressier version.
Debbie Cook said... (8/24/04 1:05 AM) Reply
What a wonderful review! Informative, entertaining, and so enjoyable! Love the "pinching every penny" comment ... that one hit my funny bone with a thump!
Lorna C. Newman said... (8/23/04 4:10 PM) Reply
Where did you get that waistband interfacing you mentionned? That sounds lovely to work with ... a wonderfully inspiring pair of pants! Maybe after all the back to school clothes are made ...
Karla Kizer said... (8/23/04 1:13 PM) Reply
Gosh, you all are great for my ego! Alice, RTW-looking is what I was hoping for, since DH has never expressed a desire to hear "Did your wife make your pants?". Teri, the fabric bolt said polyester, but when I prewashed the stuff, it got that slightly stiff feeling that wet rayon gets; I'm guessing it's a blend. Next pair: poly microfiber. Again, thanks for all your nice comments, everyone!
Skymom said... (8/23/04 8:49 AM) Reply
Karla, thanks SO MUCH! I requested the review of this pattern as soon as I saw it, because my husband has the same figure type as yours (including the torn Achilles, by the way), only more exaggerated--shorter and substantially rounder through the tummy. He's also fussy about his pants, wears only flat-front styles, and frets because the leg width is always too wide. So now that you've tested this pattern for me, I can try making trousers for him. Probably corduroys for winter. Again, many thanks for your helpful review.
AnneM said... (8/23/04 7:26 AM) Reply
What a great job. Those look excellent on your DH, with a great fit. My DH likes flat-front pants (& is 5'8", although he is avoiding the waistline expansion at this point), so I will have to pick these up.
JDpenelope said... (8/23/04 5:58 AM) Reply
DH must be pleased--the pants are terrific with all your adjustments. Interesting project and fun review.
Lou. said... (8/23/04 5:46 AM) Reply
Wow, great pants! My dh isn't seeing this or he'll want some :-)
Katharine in BXL said... (8/23/04 5:21 AM) Reply
WOW, Karla, these pants knock me over! What an excellent and helpful review too. This is just the sort of information we need to sew the pattern well.
cindyann said... (8/22/04 6:42 PM) Reply
Wow, fabulous fit. They look just wonderful. I'm sure he is very pleased.
Mbarkle said... (8/22/04 6:18 PM) Reply
Great looking pants. I just bought this pattern, my dh is 5'8" and very slim so has trouble finding RTW that fits. Thanks for the great (and funny) review, very inspiring.
Teri said... (8/22/04 6:16 PM) Reply
Karla, those are great pants. My husband gets soooo frustrated buying pants, I might have to make these up. What kind of fabric did you use?
Leslie in Austin said... (8/22/04 5:23 PM) Reply
I'm so excited about this pattern, Karla!!! The ones you made look *GREAT*!
mamakooz said... (8/22/04 5:07 PM) Reply
You did great, I hope your honey brings you flowers for this one!!!
Oopsy-Daisy! said... (8/22/04 4:13 PM) Reply
These look wonderful and like $$$ RTW ones. Great job!
joan said... (8/22/04 3:15 PM) Reply
You are a life-saver! Just what I need a flat front, expanded waist, skinnier legs for my husband and you have worked out the details for me. I am printing your review. The pants look great on your DH.
Gigi Louis said... (8/22/04 2:49 PM) Reply
What great pants, Karla!
mudcat said... (8/22/04 2:49 PM) Reply
Wow, Karla. You did such an excellent job with the pants. They look very RTW (and I mean this in a positive way!)
Deepika said... (8/22/04 2:47 PM) Reply
whoa! what great pants!!! Karla I just bought this pattern.
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