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Climb On! Active Wear Pants

Added Nov 9, 2012

by iamlmadge

Solana Beach, Ca...






I used pattern number 118 from April 2010 to make these climbing pants. I made a few adjustments to make perfect climbing pants. In a description of the original pattern, the waistband is described as “a loose fit to allow the trousers to slip below the waist during wearing” so I tightened the fit by removing a 1/4" material out of the center of the back and front of legs and also shortening the crotch to waist length. I also added removable legs (using velco) and lowered the pocket. I used a water resistant fabric. (Check out Seattle Fabrics for a wide variety or active wear material – the material is not only highly functional but also comes in a wide selection of colors so you don’t need to settle for being unfashionable!)
The pant style would also be great for casual cycling, beach combing, and kayaking.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Other
Cotton, Other

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    Nov 15, 2012, 08.23 PMby celinesompayrac

    Great pants, happy to see another climber sewing.

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    Nov 11, 2012, 06.33 AMby marnieann

    These are really well done. I love practical clothing sewn well – very inspiring.

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    Nov 10, 2012, 02.21 PMby cequimby

    These are so cool! I love seeing active wear garments that people sew. It seems like they incorporate a lot of cool techniques and fabrics, and you end up with something incredibly practical but still very attractive.

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      Nov 11, 2012, 05.44 AMby iamlmadge

      Thanks so much. I started sewing active wear when I realized that many of my other more classic and fancy wear creations were languishing in my closet for lack of occasion!

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    Nov 10, 2012, 12.18 AMby ariation

    Great job, I love the trousers!

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