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Pull on pants that don't look like pull on pants
Single sizes, I used size 10 based on hips, and enlarged the waist a bunch
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Well I guess so
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were pretty minimal. But this pattern is so easy, as long as you can decipher the waistband part, it is trivial.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I hadn't made pants in ages, but after reading reviews of this pattern, I decided it was the way to get back into it. I made 3 pair, using old stash stuff. The fit out of the package is great (once i accounted for my not-defined waist), and it goes really fast. And I never tuck in shirts anyway, so what's not to like about pull-on?
Things I dislike are really obvious--I know i will miss having front pockets. I know I could add them, but not sure it would be a good idea. Also, the fact that there's no zipper fly means all the bumps are out there.
Three versions as shown. First, a beige-colored cotton/lycra twill. This is the finished photo in the gallery. (pardon the wrinkles, wore it to work that day). Fit was good, kind of sagged by the end of the day. Here is the back view before putting on the waistband.
Then I made it out of a brown stretch cotton sateen. This worked better and I don't think it will sag, since for one thing the fabric is a little lighter weight, and i also used beefier (woven rather than knit) elastic, a shorter (tighter) piece than the previous version.
Third, back to twill, grey, with the heavier but tighter elastic.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Enlarged the waist, as I said. for the second & third versions, i raised the center back up an inch or so. I took an inch off the top of the center front on the brown version, but it didn't seem to matter much.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Well, three times is enough for now! But I know i'll be back to this pattern.
This is a great pattern as all have said. I can wear it to work with a jacket & look sort of professional. I would probably stick to lighter weight stretch fabrics. For people like me, apple shaped, I don't think you need much stretch at all for these, but you want to avoid loose elastic in the waist.