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« on: October 02, 2007 08:12:09 AM »

Okay- so I'm tired of going to the store to spend $60+ on the same pair of black pants over and over again because nothing else seems to fit properly and plus-sized clothing lines are either made for people without curves, or old ladies.

I'd like to make some fun, yet semi-professional, pants out of more interesting fabrics (one of the lower-key Amy Butler prints perhaps)- but I can't seem to find the right pattern.

I'm a fairly proportionate size 20-24 (depending on the day, or style). I'm only 5'4 so more of a petite plus. I like pants that are a bit snugger through the top of the leg, and have a tiny bit of a flare at the bottom of the leg. And I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate elastic waistbands!!!

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 01:25:49 AM »

Well, since you have a pair you like, you could trace those. I think it'd be hard to recommend a pants pattern because everyone fits things so differently. And if I were going to make my own pants I would use a slightly stretchy fabric because it's forgiving, but not a really stretchy fabric because then I'd have to think about panty lines and so on.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007 07:59:25 PM »

I don't know if this will help, but I'm having high hopes for this pattern:
http://www.cjpatterns.com/pat1010.html

I haven't sewn it yet -- but it's surprisingly modern looking, and it has a bootleg option. It looks super simple to sew -- no fly or waistband, but no elastic.  It goes up to 22, which seems like a 20W RTW from the measurement chart, but depending on the ease, it might work for you.

Good luck!  (Pants drive me nuts, I'm a petite plus, too.)
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007 08:03:14 PM »

Thanks! Let me know if you have any luck! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007 08:58:19 PM »

I have to agree with Pocketwatch.  If you have an older pair of that style that you like you could either trace the individual pieces on paper or you could take then apart and use the pieces as a pattern.  That way you'd know for sure that the results will be great.
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