Sewing for men - a new trick.

In all my years of sewing, I have only made garments for women (mainly myself), and children.  A few weeks ago, I happened upon a testing call for sweatpants for men, and I decided to apply.  Much to my surprise, I was chosen as one of the testers, and so, I embarked upon a new path.

Christina Albeck is the designer behind Wardrobe By Me, and has more than twenty years experience designing patterns for the fashion industry.  She has an extensive selection of PDF patterns on her site, and is a dream to work with.

The Rebel Sweatpants and Shorts pattern is a great fit, and an easy sew. There are two inseam pockets, a back, patch pocket, and an option to add a drawstring.  I chose to make the pants in a soft French Terry, but they would also be suitable for many types of fleece, as long as there was enough stretch.  I also decided to decorate the waistband with four rows of top stitching, to add an even more professional look to them.

Even better, there is a companion pattern for women called Urban Sweatpants and Joggers.  Christina's patterns have a great fit and very nice construction techniques. You won't regret giving these sweatpants a try.

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