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I saw this pair of long johns on American Apparels website but I’m afraid they wouldn’t fit me right, and well, I’d just rather make my own. Any one know of a similar pattern or one that could be altered to work?

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    Sep 14, 2012, 10.19 PMby ahumblestatue

    I found a picture of Kwik Sew 2611 pattern and it looks like it might work but I can’t find anywhere to buy it.

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    Sep 25, 2012, 09.56 PMby emgoh

    Your profile shows you live in Elma, WA. I used to live in Olympia and am pretty sure they carried Kwik Sew patterns at the Joann’s store there but you might want to call to confirm before driving all that way. Otherwise a quick Google search shows this pattern available at a number of online retailers including patternreview.com. Good luck! :)

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    Sep 27, 2012, 12.20 AMby ahumblestatue

    Thanks for the reply. I tried looking at Joann’s and the do carry Kwik Sew but didn’t have this pattern, I think it might be out of print. The info for it is posted on patternreview.com but it’s not actually for sale there. I did finally find it here http://www.antiquedollhouseofpatterns.com/shopcart/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=13450 But I think I am going to hold off on getting it until I am done with my Halloween sewing. Then I just have to find some good fabric.

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    Oct 10, 2012, 07.21 PMby emgoh

    Best of luck to you with your fabric search. I’m finding more and more in WA State that it is hard to find nice fabric (that washes, sews, and wears well) even at the pricier independent shops—always having a hard time finding fabric that seems anywhere close to what I see in the Burda mags. :(

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    Oct 20, 2012, 11.49 AMby mickeygirl

    I have Helen Armstrong pattern drafting text book and there is a draft for a body suit with seams at the center front and back. You would just add a button gusset to the front.

    Maybe see www.patternschool.com

    If you are not a standard size (yeah I know because I am pearshaped) it is easier sometimes to get a good fit by drafting a pattern from scratch rather than trying to alter a commercial one. Drafting is really not so hard if you follow the instructions. The difficult part is getting accurate body measurements of yourself. Try to get someone who knows sewing to measure you properly.

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