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|Kwik Sew: 3793 (Sleep Pants & Shorts) - Type:Sleepwear |
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drawstring, topstitched sports elastic, buttonholes
all four rows of sports elastic topstitched
treed . . . and tropical
From the envelope:
"Men's pull-on pants and shorts have fly opening and elastic in casing at waist. Pants and shorts are very easy to make and have special easy-to-follow sewing instructions.
FABRICS: Designed for woven fabrics.
Suggested Fabrics: Cotton, cotton types, flannel, broadcloth. Pattern includes 5/8" (1.5 cm) seam allowances."
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. This pattern has you cut out a notched area in the waistband above the fly. Usually, KS has you cut it out after the fly is complete. This Kwik Sew/McCall pattern has you cut out this area when you cut the fabric--it's part of the pattern design.
If you look at the illustration on the pattern cover, you will see two parallel and horizontal stitching lines at the base of the fly. I don't think the instructions cover sewing that second, lower line of stitching.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that the removal of the notched area over the fly is part of the pattern itself.
This is a Learn-to-Sew KWIK Start pattern and it is really well done.
100% quilting cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added side pockets from another Kwik Sew pattern.
I serge finished and topstitched the two side seams.
I actually used a Medium and I usually use a Large in the older Kwik Sews. Also, I didn't change the length at all and they fit perfectly.
This pattern runs large!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes.
Copyright 2012 by The McCall Pattern Company, this pattern has the feel of a Kwik Sew pattern. (McCall's dumped the Roman Numerals for the year! Hmmpff! As an homage to the older Kwik Sew, that's MMXII !)
The tissue pattern is white but it is tissue, not the thicker paper we associate with Kwik Sew.
The seam allowances are 5/8 inch, not the usual Kwik Sew 1/4 inch.
The instructions have the same thoroughness as regular Kwik Sew instructions.
If you look at the Standard Body Measurements chart on the back of the envelope, it is identical to the chart on older Kwik Sew patterns. However, I used a Medium with this pattern rather than the usual Large I sew for my husband. You'll want to check the measurements to decide what size to use, but I think this pattern runs large.
Also, note that if you are used to shortening a Kwik Sew pattern (I typically remove 1-2 inches in length over the 3 lengthen/shorten lines), don't assume you'll need to shorten these. For my husband, this Kwik Sew/McCalls version required no shortening. The pattern was the perfect length.
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