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Message Board > Men Who Sew > Pattern suggestions for male pants - advice please? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Pattern suggestions for male pants - advice please?
Advice please on finding a pattern to match some pants (uk trousers) I have (new sewer)
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Date: 5/16/13 5:36 PM

Hi,
I'd really appreciate any help in tracking down a suitable pattern for some pants/trousers I'm trying to make, from a favourite pair I have. They are linen lounge pants, with a loosely elasticated waist and drawstring. The legs are straight cut, with no pleats at the top, side pockets, and go down straight without tapering at the ankles. I've got cargo pants and jeans but they're closer fitting.
Well, I'm a newbie, so it could be ambitious to make these, as I've never adapted a pattern either but if you know of a pattern that might be suitable, I'd be really greatful!
Carlos

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Date: 5/16/13 7:04 PM

The description sounds very much like PJ bottoms, or jogging pants pre leggings phase.

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Date: 5/16/13 7:49 PM

Are these close? Burda 8187 I've made them for my son in a knit without the stripe and gathered hem and they're his favourite lounge pants. They are suitable for knits or wovens according to the info on the back of the envelope. Very quick and easy to make.

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Date: 5/17/13 6:50 AM

Thanks so much for your quick and helpful replies! Yes, that pattern looks similar, and great to see side pockets too. I just need to go find some heavyish linen to use as the fabric, and add some lining to reduce wear and tear. I'll search on here and the rest of the Internet, but how easy is it to add a zip to a pattern, as this one doesn't seem to have a zip. I think I will buy some charity shop trousers tomorrow and deconstruct them.

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Date: 5/17/13 10:16 AM

Adding a zipper is a whole project in itself.
Some of the men's PJ patterns have an opening that could be adapted to a fly....or you can use a regular pant pattern and just change the leg style (which I think is the best for a beginner)
Good luck.

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Date: 5/17/13 3:21 PM

Men's patterns are so limited. You could try doing a search on ebay or etsy for men's patterns. You might get a wider selection as they have out of print patterns for sale in addition to the paltry current offerings from pattern companies.

If you don't have much luck, you might also check your local library for a book on making a pattern from your own clothing. I checked one out of the library not too long ago, although it was an older book.

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Date: 5/21/13 1:58 AM

Hi,

The German Burda site has a lot of men's patterns compared to most of the other pattern sites. They offer a great selection of patterns from pajamas to suits.

Many of their pants patterns also include patterns for shorts, and vice versa.

Google Translate does a good job, if German is not a language you speak.

Here is a pattern for sport/ lounge pants with pockets and a draw string waist.

This Bermuda Shorts Pattern can also be made into pants.


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Date: 5/21/13 3:43 AM

Quote: carlosj
Hi,

I'd really appreciate any help in tracking down a suitable pattern for some pants/trousers I'm trying to make, from a favourite pair I have. They are linen lounge pants, with a loosely elasticated waist and drawstring. The legs are straight cut, with no pleats at the top, side pockets, and go down straight without tapering at the ankles. I've got cargo pants and jeans but they're closer fitting.

Well, I'm a newbie, so it could be ambitious to make these, as I've never adapted a pattern either but if you know of a pattern that might be suitable, I'd be really greatful!

Carlos


Here is a pattern, while it is Shorts - easy to lengthen for pants. My husband liked them because they have a zipper - And I have not done zippers in a LONG time, but it was not too hard to sew

The pockets he didn't like the bottom one on the leg, so I left that off - And he thought the original pockets on the pattern (after I cut them out and did a hand check) they were a bit small.

It's not a hard pattern, and would really be easy to just add length for pants - -Here's one review I see there are a few more you can read before buying this pattern :-)

Men's Short Lengthen for Pants


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Date: 5/23/13 9:46 AM

Thank you all so much for your helpful replies and links. I shall look at the patterns and pick one (yes, my German is limited to roughly "Lumpi ist mein hund" and "Mein bein ist gebrocken", from school), but first I need to make a beach bag to replace the one my fiancée has pinched.

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