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To clothe the common man. Part 2. How to make colonial breeches from linen, wool or duck.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1981 (v.12#3) pg. 52

Girl's playpants have elasticized ankles and bodice with straps.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 73, 146

Drawstring pants to sew from fabric rectangles.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1978 (v.186#4) pg. 164, 206

Women's drawstring waist pants.
HANDMADE Summer 1982 (v.2#2) pg. 31, 51

Dyed silk pants are handpainted with "Procion" dyes to create a collage of shimmering color.
HANDMADE #9 Summer 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 94, 62

Easy summer clothes to make. (1) Woman's wrap-and-go dress. (2) Woman's drawstring pants with deep, shaped pockets. (3) Man's shirt with full, gathered sleeves.
HANDMADE #9 Summer 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 104, 87, 89

Tip: How to convert blue jeans into knickers, capri pants, and culottes.
HANDMADE #10 Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#3) pg. 16

How to make corduroy knickers and capri pants for women from the same full-size pattern.
HANDMADE #10 Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#3) pg. 35, 42, 55

Three versions of women's pants from one pattern. Shorts, capri pants, and cropped pants. All have tie waists and a choice of inset or cargo pockets.
HANDMADE #14 May-Jun 1984 pg. 28, 43

One-size-fits-all pants for men or women. Can be made in three versions but vary based on length and fullness.
HANDMADE #16 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 96, 82

Chaparreras inspired fashion pants. How to modify a pajama style pants pattern to create leather pants with side fasteners.

Machine sewing garment leather. Part 3. Pants.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1992 (v.2#1) pg. 12

Folded star vest and bib overalls for children.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1982 (v.2#6) pg. 11, 43

Menswear styling for women's slacks. Includes suggestions on finding patterns that can be adapted, choosing the right fabric, and address for notions and fabrics.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1984 (v.4#1) pg. 6

Woman's sleek pin-stripe "man-tailored" slacks.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1984 (v.4#1) pg. 13, 44

Sew a pair of ladies beaded "East Indian" pants (sarouelles). Beading made from felt.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1984 (v.4#6) pg. 10, 40

How to make a pair of straight leg pants into convertible shorts. Legs are cut off at shorts length and Velcro fastener tape is sewn around hem of shorts and top of pant legs. Can be worn as either pants or shorts.
SUNSET May 1979 (v.162#5) pg. 184

Sewing a perfect pair of pants. How to adjust the fit before you cut the fabric.
THREADS #7 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 26
Added Info THREADS #9 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 4
Added Info THREADS #10 Apr-May 1987 pg. 4

Tip: Simplify patterns for sport and pajama bottoms sewn from knits by overlapping front and back pattern pieces at the hip seam lines.
THREADS #12 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 10

Tip: Wrap-around pants with drawstrings at the waist are sewn from two rectangles. The only sewing necessary is at the U-shaped crotch and the casing for the drawstring.
THREADS #12 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 10

How to alter a pattern for pants that are either too short or too long between the crotch and the waist.
THREADS #15 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 12

The application of architectural design principles to clothes. Includes instructions for Knap-pants, an elaboration on basic drawstring pants, and a matching Knap-jacket.
THREADS #17 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 31
Added Info THREADS #18 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 4

A fitting method for women's pants. The emphasis is on taking measurements and adjusting the crotch curves. Explains how to correct a typical pattern and overall crotch depth.
THREADS #18 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 32

How to spot and correct three common pants-fitting problems: the back inseam, the center back seam and back darts.
THREADS #18 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 36

Tip: How to alter a classic-fitting womens' slacks pattern to produce a cupping fit.
THREADS #20 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 4

A comfortable pair of pants. An examination of how crotch curves vary with the length and fullness of the pant leg. Diagrams show how to create a more comfortable seat in trousers by adding seam ease or by adding a gusset.
THREADS #27 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 54

How to draft and construct a pair of authentic jeans.
THREADS #28 Apr-May 1990 pg. 58
Added Info THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 6

How to alter a pattern to accommodate big size differences between the top and bottom of a torso. Also describes an alteration to "hide" a tummy.
THREADS #33 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 8
Added Info THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 4

Techniques for fitting pants. (1) Lengthening the crotch to accommodate a large stomach. (2) Pattern selection and alteration to visually dimish full thighs. (3) Making pants fit in the back on a body with full hips and heavy thighs.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 8

Fitting pants. A procedure for fitting a muslin to less-than-perfect proportions.
THREADS #38 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 8

How to alter pants to fit from navel to knees. Detailed advice on waist, seat and crotch alterations.
THREADS #38 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 68

Advice on how to fit a person with disabilities. (1) Shoulder adjustments for fitting someone with a curved spine. (2) Pants adjustments for a person who wears diapers and sits in a wheelchair.
THREADS #40 Apr-May 1992 pg. 8

How to alter a pattern to stop pant legs from turning to the inside.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 8

Transformer clothing. Making multifunctional patterns for bottoms that are also tops.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 51

Two ways to adjust pants to fit a person with a flat seat.
THREADS #43 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 30

Advice on altering pants. (1) Deepening a back-crotch curve. (2) Adding to inseam to accommodate increased body depth. (3) Shortening crotch length. (4) Adding a pleat to increase fullness.
THREADS #50 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 26

A primer on hemming pants.
THREADS #50 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 56

How to alter pants and shorts patterns to make them more comfortable when hiking or bicycling.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 28

How to take up the waist of a skirt or pants to solve a number of fitting problems.
THREADS #53 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 67

How to alter a pattern to achieve a good fit in women's pants for any body shape.
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 50

Suggestions on how to make a pair of jeans that look, fit and wear like the real thing.
THREADS #55 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 10
Correction THREADS #56 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 6

Fitting pants on every body. Advice on taking measurements, adjusting a commercial pattern and making a muslin custom-draped pattern for use as a template for adjusting and fitting other patterns.
THREADS #55 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 46

How to duplicate the cut, details and even the fabrics of Giorgio Armani pants.
THREADS #57 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 38

How to correct a poorly fitting crotch curve in a slacks pattern and for altering a pattern to accommodate larger-than-average buttocks.
THREADS #63 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 24
Added Info THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 8

How to taper or widen leg widths in a pants pattern.
THREADS #67 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 24

How to alter a pants pattern so it is comfortable and looks good for someone who is wheelchair-bound.
THREADS #70 Apr-May 1997 pg. 28

Draft a pants pattern. Details on how to take measurements, draft a pattern and fit a muslin version starting with a straight skirt that fits properly.
THREADS #70 Apr-May 1997 pg. 44
Correction THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 10

Pull-on chiffon. Double-layer, reversible pants. Insert shows how to sew a reversible waistband.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 64

Custom leggings in a snap. Using four-way stretch fabric to sew quick and easy leggings that really fit.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 34

How to alter a pattern for pants to make them comfortable for walking.
THREADS #75 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 26

Pants-pattern upgrade. How to improve the comfort, appearance and quality of any basic pants pattern. How to convert a basic pleated pants pattern into a no-waistband, inset-front-welt-pockets version.
THREADS #75 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 42

Perfecting leg pants. How to alter pants to hang straight. Patten adjustments for bowlegs, knock-knees and prominent calves described.
THREADS #78 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 22

Lining pants. How to add full or partial linings.
THREADS #78 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 42

Pocket stays for pleated pants. How to connect pockets and center front seam with a stay so pleats fall gracefully without strain.
THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 41

How to draft a pattern for sarong pants that combine the drape of a sarong skirt with the utility of pants.
THREADS #83 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 36

A tailor's technique for hemming pants.
THREADS #84 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 16

How to eliminate excess front-crotch length in pants and jeans.
THREADS #84 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 26

How to fit a skirt or pants to a high-hipped or sway backed figure.
THREADS #85 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 24

Six gauzy seperates to sew. Patterns for tie-top skirt, peasant blouse, tunic dress, pull-on pants, camisole top, and long gathered skirt.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 1 1978 (v.41#7) pg. 102, 121

Sew seven after-five oversized separates made from satin-back crepe. The seven pieces include: a kimono jacket, blouse, pants, skirt, tunic, oblong sash and a triangular scarf.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 11 1984 (v.48#4) pg. 122, 220

How to alter slack (pant) patterns so they fit.
WORKBASKET May 1980 (v.45#7) pg. 35