Friday, 17 September 2021

Take Three: Kwik Sew 3663

Who would have thought that sewing a pair of pull-on Men's pants would turn out to be the most challenging and frustrating sewing project ever?   But still I'm happy to sew these.  If only the thread on the machine would have stopped breaking over those bulky spots it could have been a faster make.  

The pattern truly is an easy and quick to sew (minus the constant thread breaking over the pocket bulk), it's just getting the fit right.  The photo here doesn't do them justice.  These are made in a navy colored French terry sweatpants worthy fabric.  I guess I will find out this weekend if these are a better fit.  Fingers crossed.  

The fabric.  Oh the fabric!  Sometimes you have something in the stash with something else in mind and then it just finds the perfect project.  These are lovely comfortable feeling sweat pants and I know the quality of this fabric will be totally lost of the person these will be gifted to.  This is a small act of love.  I'm doing it out of love.   

It was a local find from Northwest / Marshall Fabrics.  It was pretreated with a tumble in the washer and dryer before hitting the cutting table.  Hopefully all the shrinkage worked itself out and these will get used as attended for a long while.  Fingers still crossed.  

The same alterations to the pattern as the others but this time I went down a size on the elastic because it was reported that the last ones were a "little loose."  What the heck is a "little loose" in sewing terms?  I'll take that answer in inches or centimeters.  Please.  It's tough sewing for people that you can't properly measure in person.  


Project Details

Seams:  Lightning bolt / stretch stitch throughout

Seam Finish:  Serged

Fabric:  2.2 metres

Knit 'N Stable tape:  0.3 metres

Pattern:  Kwik Sew 3663

Additional Tools and Supplies:  Cutting table, pins, pin cushions, clapper, scissors, thread clippers, sewing machine, walking foot, measuring tape, measuring gauge, screw driver, tweezers and a coffee driven late night.  

Stay Safe and Happy Sewing!




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