Now to the real thing. I recently joined the month of pant sew along, and just completed my first pair. I used kwik sew pattern 3625. This is actually my first time using this pattern, and I am glad I tried it out. I cut size a medium and tapped to large around the hip...but this pant is still very tight, I did all my normal alterations , the crotch fits so well except for the sides. I guess I will have to add more to the sides next time
Here goes the review
You can see how tight it is around the thigh...ummmm
I really need to add more
Fabric: Wool polyester. From Walmart for $1.97, and Bemberg lining...
Pattern Description: Wide flared leg pants have fly zipper and shaped wide waistband. pockets and loops are optional.
Pattern Sizing: XS-XL. I cut a medium and tapped up to large on the hip
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty much, but mine needs some comfort....lol.
Were the instructions easy to follow: Super easy to follow, I used it only for the pocket, since have made pants before I used other techniques I am familiar with to complete the project
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Yes, couple
I did my normal full thight alteration
Lengthened by 3"
Sway back alteration
Deepened the back crotch by half inch to make room for the "rear"and
Reduced the front crotch by half inch
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love everything, except for the tightness.... even after letting out quarter inch on both sides.
Next time I will use a stretchy fabric, will add about half inch on both sides and will eliminate the pockets because they really emphasize my hips.
Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely, just go for it
Conclusion: Very easy pattern . Glad I joined the MOP sew along . I am ready for my next pair.