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bonfit pants pattern

Crazy K | Posted in Patterns on

Has anyone out there had any experience with the bonfit pants pattern?  I got one but haven’t had a chance to fiddle with it and all the measurements.  Just would like to know if anyone has any good advice for me.  With all the experience out there I am in hopes that someone can give me some of the pros and cons of the thing.   I suppose making a muslin would do the same but with all the little adjustment gizmos it seemed right up my alley!!  LOL

Would appreciate any advice.  TIA



  1. tmorris1 | | #1

    Hi Crazy;

    I have made the Vogue Fitting Shell. It is a really old pattern, but the same concept I think. The best thing I found about this pattern is that they advise you to use 1/4 inch gingham check instead of muslin. The check allows you to see the grainlines really easily, and you can tell very quickly where the pattern requires alteration.

    1. Crazy K | | #2

      Thanks tmorris1!  Are you familiar with the bonfit?  It is a plastic 'pattern' with adjustments all over the place.  I suppose I should make a muslin from that once I do all the measurements, etc.  Right?  I'm not much into muslins or fitted garments these days.  I used to be able to use a pattern and with a few minor adjustments, I had my garment and it fit..............unfortunately, that is no longer true.  I'm very short waisted and as the pounds pile on, so does the bustline and hippy-hips!  I'm not a large person but very small frame and narrow shoulders make for frustrating sessions whether it be sewing or trying on rtw.

      Thanks! Crazy

      1. tmorris1 | | #3

        Actually, this is the first time that I have heard of the bonfit pattern. I googled it and found a bunch of reviews from people who think it is the cats meow (good.) Whatever method you use, I highly encourage you to develop a pattern that fits for you. It looks like you have a fun educational tool there. Jump in and have fun with it.

        1. Crazy K | | #4

          Thanks for the good news!  I guess I could have googled it myself (duh!) but I figured maybe the threads would be better since everyone here is a sewist.  I just hope I have time in the near future to play with it.  It would be so nice to be able to cut something out knowing for sure it would fit!! ha

          Thanks again!  Guess you gave yourself an education, too.


      2. SewFit | | #5

        Keep us posted on how things go with the Bonfit system.  I have one for pants in my closet purchased several years ago.  Because I was not sewing much at the time, I never really got into it and really had forgotten about it.  I think I'll pull it out and see what I can do..

        1. Crazy K | | #6

          I will do that.  I've had mine for 2 or 3 years and haven't touched it.  I don't think I'll be doing it anytime soon.  Our yard is a 'work in progress' and this time of year greenhouse visits and digging in the soil seem to consume way too much of my time.  Sewing still happens but playing with the pattern may have to take a back seat for now......................

          Stay tuned for the next episode of 'adjusting the adjustments on the plastic pants'.......

          Bye for now......Crazy

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