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Sure-Fit Designs: Pants Kit (Pants Kit) thumbsup - Type:Pants    printable version
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Reviewed by:allycovey
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Posted on:5/27/13 2:26 AM
Last Updated:12/13/13 11:36 AM
Project Photo:Sure-Fit Designs: Pants Kit by allycovey

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Pattern Description: Pants Pattern - loose fitting dress pants

Pattern Sizing:sure fit goes by waist size

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes one of the styles

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are very simple and easy to follow

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was amazed at how fast I was able to draw a pattern and make a pair of slacks. This is my muslin!!!!!!! I normally have to trace off a pattern then go about alterations, which can take awhile. Then I make the pattern and figure out what I need to do further so it fits. I opened the Sure-fit design package TODAY, followed the instructions, drew the pattern and made these pants in probably 4 hours total.... I did it this afternoon.

Fabric Used: I am not sure on the fabric. Because this was a muslin, I used some of the mystery bundle fabric from It is a woven with no stretch. It hung very nice.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made just a very basic pair of pants. I put in a side zip so I could get them on and off, and it seemed easiest to me at the time

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't know why I waited so long to get this. I will retrace these onto some sturdier paper and use over and over. I already cut out a pair of shorts that I will do some cargo pockets and a zipper fly. I am really excited about this and will be purchasing the other kits.


Conclusion: I changed this pattern a bit. I have a favorite Burda pattern that has a back yoke and a seam going down the back. so I adapted my sure fit pants to those pattern pieces and narrowed the legs as this is a skinny pant pattern great for tucking into boots. pants front pants back inside fly
They are made of a stretch chino so they are meant to be a little tight, by the end of the day they had stretched to the point there were no wrinkles at all. very nice and comfy pants.

I still have skills needing improvement, however, I am happy with the pants. They so comfortable I didn't want to take them off for bed LOL. Now all the other pants in my closet don't feel right and I am going to have to get

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leoniep said...
Looks like 4 hours well spent!
5/27/13 5:31 AM
NC Carol said...
They look great! Who wouldn't be happy with pants that fit in 4 hours?
5/27/13 8:58 AM
canei said...
Very nice. They look great! I've been using this system since the '90s. l
5/27/13 11:01 AM
sew4grands said...
Your pants look great and they fit well too. I have this system and need to use it more.
5/28/13 7:01 AM
wildberrymom said...
Very nice!
5/28/13 10:25 AM
Renee' S said...
Your pants look great. I'd willingly spend a few weeks to get a fit that nice. I just ordered the Sure-Fit Designs pants kit, cause I need all the help I can get. Thanks for posting your review.
5/28/13 5:34 PM
KensingtonCrab said...
Wow! Those are great looking pants!
5/29/13 12:40 PM
marymary86 said...
I'm impressed! They look great!
7/6/13 0:06 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Congrats on a great fit!!
12/13/13 12:42 PM
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