|Sewaholic Patterns: 1302 (Tofino pants) - Type:Loungewear |
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|Fabric:||Rib Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Casual, semi-fitted lounge pants feature contrast piping and vertical seaming, faux-fly detail for a modern look. Elastic waistline also has a fabric tie belt to customize the fit. Rise is cut slightly lower in the front and higher in the back. View A pants are full length. View B shorts are knee length.
0-16. I usually make a Sewaholic size 8 but went with a size 6 for these and am glad I did, at least having used a knit fabric.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes excepting the deviations I made.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes VERY easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is an easy make and results in a casual pant or short that is more polished than is typical for such a style.
Cotton Ribbed Knit: kitten print with colors of white, turquoise blue, and pink on a light grayish purple background. Minimal stretch (15%).
The waistband is turquoise cotton voile leftover from my Archer.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I took the side panels in quite a bit (well, only the tiniest bit at the waist, tapering to a lot at the hem). I thought the shorts looked weird with the original width and like them a lot better now that I've tapered them in. I also didn't use the piping or the fabric belt. I did a lot of topstitching and put in a narrow piece of twill tape from an old pair of lounge pants instead.
Another thing I changed is to baste, rather than stitch, between the notch and circle on the fly extension. Then after I did the two rows of topstitching I undid the basting -- so I have a "real" mock fly. I like this touch - to me it doesn't seem worth it to have the fly extension if you're not going to bother doing this. You might as well just have the topstitching and not the fly extension if it's not going to "open." (To be clear, it doesn't open through to the inside, just across the width of the 'fly' and stops at the topstitching -- see upper right pic)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I will likely make this again for myself, pants and/or shorts. I would also like to make them as gifts for others. I would recommend it to others.
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