Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Month of Pant (Kwik Sew 3625)

I will like to say a big thank you for all the comments and suggestions I received on my last post, the jacket is still on the form  I just need to get to the store and get some buttons and  will definately post the final pictures when am done.

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

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.

You all have a lovely holiday and all the best in the new year....



  1. Great start. I'm still working on my first entry for the sewalong. Can't wait to see your next pair. Happy New Year!

  2. Great pair of pants! Happy New Year!

  3. Lookin' good! I'll have to look into this pant sew along. Have a blessed New Year.

  4. Many people have to several trial pants before getting the fit correct. So, don't despair, don't give up. Work at it and you'll get it perfect.

  5. You are off to a great start with fitting this pant pattern. This could be a great sloper for future pants. Happy New Year!

  6. You look fantastic in those pants! I wish I could look that great! Keep working though and I'm sure you'll get the fit you want.

  7. You've done really well with these pants. I love this style very much and it looks great on you.

  8. Great pants! Have a happy New year!

  9. You did a fantastic job and the pants look great.