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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 3314 (Kwik Start Pants or Shorts)

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Posted on:9/18/05 12:33 PM
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AnneM said... (9/20/05 6:21 PM) Reply
Definitely go down in size & then adjust up in the hips / rear as required. Those do look perfect for lounging, though.
Runrover said... (9/19/05 7:36 AM) Reply
Thanks Mary and Mini for the suggestions about fit and sizing down. I'm going to try the next pair in muslin and go down a size or even two. I have Fitting Finese, so reading the section on pants fitting will be helpful. Although really baggy, the fabric and extremely loose fit of the pants make them very comfortable for lounging around the house! Cynthia
Mini said... (9/18/05 1:32 PM) Reply
I have this pattern and was going to review it one of these days:). I agree that you are using too large a size. The finished hip measurements are printed on the pattern piece, which is more useful than the size chart. One thing about Kwik Sew and most other American pants patterns is that the legs are usually too big in the larger sizes. Nancy Zieman addressest his problem in her Fitting Finesse book. She recommends makingthe leg in a smaller size when using a pattern based on your hip measurement. This comment is getting long so maybe I had better write that review....
Mary Stiefer said... (9/18/05 12:47 PM) Reply
You obviously need to go down a couple of sizes because they are quite large. Since you really enjoy this pattern it is worth your while to perfect it. Once you do, it's fabulous. Good luck on your journey.
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