I love these pants, but struggled with the waist band. There is no instruction on spacing of belt loops on my pattern instructions or the pattern price itself. Also the waist band was not curved like the video on YouTube. After muddling through that, I had a very nice pair of pants for my son.
Putting the pattern together from print was pretty straightforward. Unfortunately, this pattern seems to be the ONLY one that Wardrobe By Me has NOT made a sewing tutorial video for - only a recording of a live stream 'speed run' which is not particularly helpful for beginners.
Hi Matthew. The Chino pants are NOT the only pattern that isn't a video. We work very hard on making Videos for the patterns, and the Chino's are on the list as well.
Just finished my first pair of chinos using stretch denim - they have turned out very well. I did patch pockets instead of the welt pockets. Next pair will be in linen I think.
Good mens patterns are like hen's teeth: nearly impossible to find. This another fabulous one though, from WBM! I struggled a bit with finding the right size for my husband but after actually reading and following the instructions to measure a pair of his existing pants that fit, everything fell into place. I chickened out on the welt pockets because my moleskin fabric was very thick, and so i made patch (jeans style) pockets instead. They look great, are nice and warm for the Southern Hemisphere winter and are soooo much easier to fit than women's pants! Perfectly drafted and with great instructions. Thanks WBM for another great pattern!
Really well made pattern. The instructions are easy to follow even though there are some tricky parts (like the back welt pockets), the instructions and diagrams really help.