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Date: 5/20/13 4:30 PM

I was thinking, ooh pants, which you could tell on her blog list showing the big industrial printers. But they're pajama pants. Meh. $16 for a pj pattern is a bit steep for me. But I'm sure I'll see tons of renditions all over the blogosphere!

What are your thoughts on the release?

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Date: 5/20/13 4:36 PM

Her version of lounge pants is really adorable. Because I am old and tired and lazy, I will almost certainly order the pattern, so I don't have to create one for my daughter. Tasia has a real gift for coming up with attractive patterns for pieces that most of us need multiples of in our wardrobes.

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Date: 5/20/13 9:03 PM

Yes I must admit I was excited when I saw the word "pants" but then I looked at the picture and realised they were pajama pants. I won't be buying because I have a Jalie pajama pattern (now OOP) which I love. Still I love Sewaholic patterns because they are great basics.

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Date: 5/20/13 9:34 PM

I teach 8th Graders to machine sew and our big project is flannels PJs. We use a Butterick pattern that is unisex. In 3 years, i've fitted 80 students and the universal complaint is too voluminous in the waist and hip. We make them up to just before the waist casing. Then I help them lower the waist and reshape it to how they really wear their pants. That is below the belly button in the front, but higher in the back. An even waist all around means, in a non-stretch woven, that the pants are too low in the back when they sit.

Tasia's taken care of this in her pattern. She calls it a modern fit. Looking at her front, side and back view photos, I see a comfy pant that is not like a balloon. The side panel gives her 2 seams for gentle shaping and that helps eliminate a fluffy waist with excessive gathers. Finally, she's drafted for women- good news. I'm going to try Tasia's pattern to see if her refinements on such an essential basic really are an improvement. She's a pretty smart cookie.

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Date: 5/20/13 9:42 PM

And I'm wondering if I can turn them into scrub pants...

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Date: 5/20/13 10:12 PM

Karla, would you wear it with the side panel, but without piping the seams? Or, do you want a conventional side seam? If so, I'd have to study the pattern. Guessing you'd want a plain casing waist, no ties hanging down that could catch on things. I avoid casings and go with attaching the elastic to the cut edge. Then I turn down and triple zig-zag the edge to the pant. No elastic twisting in the casing.

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Date: 5/21/13 6:57 AM

I don't need a pattern like this. I already have Burda 3216 (OOP, but it was hugely popular), which is a lovely slim fit. If I didn't have that one, I'd probably use McCalls 3432 which is fairly similar. I like the presentation of the Tofino pattern - the piping detail is cute - but I don't need the pattern and it's wider-legged than I would want.

Overall I am much more likely to buy an independent pattern with unusual details than one for a basic item like this. But I suppose my sewing is generally quite complex and detail-focussed so maybe it's just a reflection of that.

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Date: 5/21/13 7:30 AM

I have good patterns for scrub pants, but nothing with a side panel like this one. I'd skip the piping, though. Drawstrings don't bother me, as long as they are attached to 6" of no-roll elastic that sits in the middle of the back. That way I can get the pants on and off without untying them, but can tighten or loosen the waist with the drawstring. I thought the side panel would make them coordinate with tops like this KS top.

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“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” -Robert Heinlein and Ann's father. Thanks for the reminder, Ann.

Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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Date: 5/21/13 8:22 AM

I think this one might be perfect or me--I don't have a similar pattern, and Tasia really does have a knack for perfecting wardrobe basics.

I wouldn't normally wear lounge pants out, but am planning quite a few days on the beach this summer, and I cower from the sun. I bet these pants would be lovely in a mid weight washed linen over a bathing suit....just waiting for them to show up in the PR store:)

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Date: 5/21/13 10:31 AM

There is already a review for this 1st Tofino review by Suzybee, a tester for Tasia. The leg does look pretty wide on her, but the waist and hip area look sleek. She mentions the side panel stays the same width on all sizes. Since she is using one of the larger sizes, the piped seam moves out towards the side and is less visible in the front. I'd prefer grading to be balanced and distributed on all panels.

Karla- you'd have to try the pants to see of the princess seams of the top look coordinated with the Tofino seams. Good idea.

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Pfonzie- my honey Pfaff Creative Performance, Bernina 930 and 830, Evolution serger.

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