Cuff Pant 945

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Cuff Pant 945

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Cuff Pant: Pull-on dress trouser. Wide waistband with side-slant pockets set into a side dart. Wide leg through the thigh tapers to an ankle cuff. Front pleats and no side seam. This is a wonderful dress trouser that is comfortable. The only dress trouser I ever needed in my collection. It fits great!

The Cuff Pant pattern can be made with or without the cuff and is a no side seam pant. Look forward to no more “smiling or frowning” front and back crotch seams. This pattern needs 100% stretch knit fabrics.

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Cuff Pant, #945, Christine Jonson Patterns
Reviewed by Cindy VanDusen, Port Orchard, WA

Christine Jonson Patterns are similar in appearance to commercial patterns. The front of the envelope shows a watercolor sketch, while the body measurements, yardage requirements, and notions are on the back. The tissue pattern includes ten sizes, ranging from 4 to 22. These pull-on dress knit trousers have two front pleats with a wide cummerbund-type waistband. The side slant pockets are set into a side dart because there is no side seam. The leg is fairly wide through the thigh, then it tapers to an ankle cuff. All Christine Jonson Patterns are designed especially for serger construction techniques and cotton/LYCRA, which Christine sells.
My order arrived within days, and I was impressed with the attractive packaging and the quality of the generously cut fabric.
Although the cotton/LYCRA fabric shrinks from 1” to 1-1/2” in length and about 1” in width, you do not pre-shrink the fabric because “hot iron shrinkage” is designed into the pattern. I was not totally comfortable with this, and cut the pants larger than I should have. I am now convinced that she has factored in this shrinkage so that the pattern is cut true to the body measurements on the envelope. Pressing in not done until the pants are ready to be hemmed, and then a “Teflon or plastic iron shoe” is required so that higher heat and steam can be used to obtain the proper shrinkage.
These pants are quick and easy to sew. The only concern I had was inserting the pocket in the side dart. Clipping from the open V part of the dart along the straight line on the pattern seemed necessary in order to attach the pocket, especially if serging. This is not clear, however, from the illustrations and the sewing directions. After talking with Christine to verify that clipping was necessary, she said that although the pocket insertion technique is easy to do, it’s difficult to describe and illustrate. Her next printing will have you clip to the dot at the bottom of the dart of the size pattern you are cutting.
I am so pleased with the fit, appearance, and comfort of these pants that I ordered two more Christine Jonson Patterns, along with six more yards of cotton/LYCRA in several colors.
— The Creative Machine, Summer 1999