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Posted on:2/20/13 9:18 AM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 7 people   
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missusprim said... (10/29/13 9:51 PM) Reply
Very helpful review! I have always loved the Kwik Sew patterns and think their sizing and fit is more accurate than the Big Four. That said, thank you for close ups. I miss the 'old' Kwik Sew patterns when they were printed on the thicker paper. Made it so much easier to trace off of as they had the different colored lined for the different sizing. Oh my, times have changed and I fear that since Kwik Sew is now affiliated with the McCall pattern company it will no longer be the Kwik Sew we remember them to be.
renren said... (2/24/13 9:18 PM) Reply
Yes, treefrog, that's definitely what it's for. Usually, you cut it out after the fly is sewn but before you turn down the waist casing. It eliminates, hmm, maybe 4 layers of fabric (and maybe 2 interfacing layers if that is called for) that would create a lump at the tummy. That, along with the waistband tie, would create stiffness, I guess. I like removing it at the cutting out stage rather than once I'm sewing because I always worry about scissors slipping or cutting through a stitch. It was an unexpected change to the pattern but it worked well. Since this is a Kwik Start, I think they were helping beginners avoid having to cut into a partly sewn pair of pj bottoms. It works and I might modify other pattern pieces at the outset.
treefrog said... (2/24/13 9:06 PM) Reply
Love the fabric. That is interesting about the fly. Do you think it is done to reduce the number of layers in the waistband?
Margaret said... (2/23/13 1:00 PM) Reply
Very nice! Love the print. Great job on the waistband -- looks like you are becoming a sports elastic expert. I will have to try that one of these days.
Claire in Montreal said... (2/20/13 7:22 PM) Reply
Lucky DH - very nice - like the topstitching on the waistband. :-)
cleverkitty said... (2/20/13 12:57 PM) Reply
Very professional looking, great fabric choice :)
KensingtonCrab said... (2/20/13 11:14 AM) Reply
Like the elastic waist band and fabric is great!
Trephas2003 said... (2/20/13 9:39 AM) Reply
They look great!
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