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Monday, January 12, 2009

lounge pants for teen

on wednesday i'm heading down for a visit with family and would love to have some advice on a pattern that would be easy for a new sewer to use. she's made a couple of quilts with me right there, and done a bit of "freeform" sewing on her own.

i thot it would be nice if i could find a pattern for those lounge-type pants that would be easy for her to make on her own. that way she could make them for her brother, parents, self, and maybe friends. i understand the pants are made now with just one pattern piece for the front and back leg, so it should be simple enough. i haven't even looked at clothes patterns for over 20 years now so would appreciate some guidance.

dutchrose ---{-@


  • At January 13, 2009 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Just take yourself to JoAnn's ... any of the major pattern companies (Butterick, Simplicity, etc.) have that pattern and JoAnn's usually has them priced 50% off any more. Take your smelling salts, though, because you won't believe the price of patterns these days. :-)


  • At January 13, 2009 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Vicki in SW PA said...

    Joann's usually have some kind of pattern on sale for only $1.99 so you could start looking at those patterns first! I know Butterick is on sale next Monday, but another is on sale right now, I believe.

    And yes, you are right there is just one pattern piece for the front and back, couldn't be simplier!!

  • At January 13, 2009 at 12:49 PM , Blogger dutchrose said...

    thanx for the hint to watch for sales. time is limited, and i do remember perusing thru pattern books for hours on end -- that is what i'm trying to avoid tho ;)

    there is a joann's nearby and maybe if i go by myself for the pattern and then take her for the fabric choices i can limit the time spent away from the actual project. she LOVES fabric shopping and i doubt we'll have much more than 2 hours together to begin with. glad to know that there is only 1 pattern piece for front/back leg, ithink someone mentioned that on a list i belong to and i was just amazed. i grew up sewing and doing tailoring so was kinda shocked to hear of the change.

  • At January 13, 2009 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Sewing these "lounge pants" is going to be falling of a log easy ... they've really simplified sewing to lure in the younger generation.

  • At January 13, 2009 at 6:38 PM , Blogger Vicki in SW PA said...

    You could go on the pattern company's website and look for patterns there, get your number and you will be good to go! I have done that to save time, especially when there is a sale on. I don't have to wait for a book to look at, can go right to the pattern drawers instead.... hope that helps.

  • At January 14, 2009 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Pat in GA said...

    McCalls has patterns that is called
    "Easy Sew". That is where I found the one I used a couple years back. Good Luck!

  • At January 15, 2009 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Cbar said...

    I can make a pair of these pants in about 20 minutes. Sew up both pant legs up to inseam. Put one leg into the other. Sew up the inseam, turn pants inside out and sew elastic around waist. Simple and quick. Why Home Ec teachers don't keep up with the fast simple sewing techniques to keep the students interest in domestic arts is hard to understand. I showed my DD's Home Ec teacher this method and she was amazed. The kids were cranking out lounging pants by the dozens.


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