SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Comfortable drawstring for pants

Viewed 5231 times
Posted by: katharin
photo

 
 
About katharin star
NA JAPAN
Member since: 7/31/02
Reviews written: 38
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 9 people
tips added: 4
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 5/24/03 9:19 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 5 people   
Featured in the PR book!
I went window shopping last weekend. When I tried on an expensive pair of drawstring pants, I noticed that it was unusually comfortable. I examined the pants and finally understood that a part of the string, at the back, was replaced with elastic. That results in a softer waist than only string and can easily be copied.

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


5 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
bachlva said...
I like to do this to my PJ pants b/c I hate fiddling with tying and un-tying in the dark when I'm half asleep & in the bathroom! [I'm lazy like Karla, I guess! :p]
7/3/03 3:44 AM
CountryGal said...
I am really excited about this tip! Prior to the birth of my son, my waist and hips were very different in measurements and things always were uncomfortable and hung wrong on me! Now with the expanded stomach, this would be so much more comfortable! What a great idea!
7/2/03 3:40 AM
Pam Z said...
So clever...thanks for the tip Katharin.
6/3/03 12:17 PM
Karla Kizer said...
I like to do this on drawstring pants for 2 reasons: 1, it IS more comfortable and 2, if you play around with the elastic/drawstring ration, you can find the length that will allow you to pull the pants on and off without untying the drawstring. (Am I lazy, or what?)
5/25/03 1:05 PM
NancyDaQ said...
Sounds like a great idea. I can never get the drawstring to gather the fabric evenly around my waist and this sounds like it would help.
5/25/03 1:38 AM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Register

Making Patterns from Existing Garments - A CD book by Kenneth King

Making Patterns from Existing Garments - A CD book by Kenneth King

Buy Now
Sewing Workshop Hudson Top & Pants Pattern

Sewing Workshop Hudson Top & Pants Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.