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Thread: Not quilting but sewing... looking for a pattern for chef pants?

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    Senior Member momto4's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a pattern that they have used or that they know is good? My fiance is a chef and all of his chef pants are pretty icky and worn out. Also what type of fabric would I use? Im not sure just normal quilting cotton would be best. This is the first time I have done anything (sewing) not quilting related so not even sure where to start. Thanks for any tips you have!!

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    I would take a look at this chef's jacket and see what the fiber content of that is. I'm guessing a poly/cotton. Than unless he wants something specific as far as pockets and such, my nephew who is a chef makes his pants out of "tie at the waist" pj pattern.

    You can also "google" chef's pants/uniform and see what comes up.

    Hope this helps! :-D

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    Ahh that is a very good idea as well with the tie at the waist pattern I didnt even think of that! :) Thank you for the tip!!

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    Are chef's pants like medical scrubs? If so, it looks like there are Unisex patterns available in McCalls, Simplicity, Kwik-Sew, and New Look. Generally, I have more fitting success with Kwik-Sew patterns, which you can buy at Hancocks or order from online sources.

    Quilting cottons make great scrub tops, but wouldn't they be too light weight for pants? A poly/cotton twill would wrinkle less and would be heavier in weight--- more like a chef's jacket.

    You might do a "quick and dirty" test pair of pants, whatever pattern you choose. Pants take a bit of fitting to get the length and crotch seam fitting correctly. You may also find that you don't save much money since pants take a good bit of fabric, but can be well worth the effort to get a good fit.

    patternreview.com would be a great resource to do a search for member reviews on scrub patterns and to read up on pattern alterations.

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    If you can use a lounge pants type pattern, Kwik-Sew has several that are very easy. My 17 year old daughter has been making them for herself, since about the 5th grade. You will have no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    If you can use a lounge pants type pattern, Kwik-Sew has several that are very easy. My 17 year old daughter has been making them for herself, since about the 5th grade. You will have no problem.
    good idea.

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