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Topic: Eeek! Save me! a.k.a. I made a boo boo and now I need your opinion.  (Read 1698 times)
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« on: December 12, 2006 08:47:08 PM »

So here's the deal.  I'm making my little bro (11) some jammy pants.  I bought a men's pattern, cuz I'm making some for other people too and decided that I could just alter it to fit a kid.  But I ended up making the legs too narrow Angry.  So here's my question, should I go with
Plan A: add side panels in the same fabric
Plan B: add side panels in a different fabric or
Plan C: I was hoping you could help me out with Plan C.

I basted on one panel of each fabric to help us out:

The pants:


Plan A with close up and a pic of me squeezed into them for comic effect to give you an idea of what they look like on a person. (And yes, I am wearing my husbands socks.)



Plan B:


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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006 09:07:08 PM »

I would vote for plan b just only if there's going to be an upper part with that different fabric in it... if not I'd go for the same fabric pannels but i don't have a good taste in pijamas anyway : )
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006 09:28:46 PM »

I agree. If you do the waistband in the plaid, that would be cute, but just the plaid looks kind of awkward.
Cute pants though!
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006 09:41:33 PM »

With that patchy print, I would go for the same fabric panels. Not noticeable.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006 10:06:29 PM »

Plan B, Definately... I would NOT use the same fabric. I think it will be too much of a bitch to match and if you don't match it then it will look weird. I like what you already did with the plaid and agree with tardmuffin that a waistband in the same contrasting fabric would be great. I think that you are already on your way to a great save for the pants and I bet he will never know unless you tell him that it was a mistake...

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2006 10:12:10 PM »

ha, I love your plan c!  I vote for plan a.  unfortunately there is no really super-clever way to fix this (that I know of).  but I agree with homebunnyj, it's really not noticeable in the fabric you picked out.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2006 10:24:35 PM »

plan c - take apart the entire thing and cut the fabric into smaller pieces, then sew pieces together for intended patch work effect. no, dont use that plan, thats just me being cruel.

id go with plan b, but not with plaid. maybe a solid color that matches one of the dominant colors from the patterned fabric. the many-squares of animals plus many-sqaures-created-by-plaid seems too busy.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2006 12:14:17 PM »

plan d -

id go with plan b, but not with plaid. maybe a solid color that matches one of the dominant colors from the patterned fabric. the many-squares of animals plus many-sqaures-created-by-plaid seems too busy.

Plan d sounds like a great option.  But if your brother is like 99.9% of the male population, he wouldn't notice if you put a panel of penguins in, lol.

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2006 01:37:51 PM »



  But if your brother is like 99.9% of the male population, he wouldn't notice if you put a panel of penguins in, lol.



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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2006 01:51:25 PM »

LoL I vote for the panel of penguins Wink
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