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Talbots pants

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Jean-ius: Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit taught by Kenneth D. King

Recreate your favorite jeans without taking them apart. Couturier Kenneth D. King teaches this amazing class, full of couture sewing techniques.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Casual
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton twill for fashion fabric and 100% cotton for pocket bags.

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What are you most proud of? Having completed the course (and the pants) and that the finishing turned out so well. They are very close to the original pant. I'm also very happy that I have a template for a pant pattern that I like. I look forward to making them again.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's not as hard as you might think. Try it!

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Could this be done for kids as well? Use their pants as patterns and constructing pants that fit them? The problem we have with my kids, is that they are so thin, it's difficult to find pants that fit even with the adjustable elastic waists.

09/17/2012 Flag

Yes, you could use the techniques demonstrated in this class for copying children's clothes, in fact for copying any clothes at all!

09/17/2012 Flag

These look great on you, nice job!

09/18/2012 Flag

Thank you. I have a piece of gray fabric I'd like to make into another pair. :o)

09/19/2012 Flag

Beautiful job!

10/22/2012 Flag

Great job,I also like Talbots pants & jeans for their fit so may follow your lead!

10/29/2012 Flag

You did a wonderful job drafting and sewing these pants. I also appreciate the comments that you made to other posters, it helps me in deciding if to take the class or not. Since you have a slim profile I thing a pant with a lower waist would also look nice on you.

02/16/2013 Flag

Thank you. Since making this pair I've copied a different pair of store bought pants and made them out of a stretch suiting material. These are my current favorite pant. I don't have pictures though. The second time I copied a pair of pants it went much more quickly.

02/22/2013 Flag