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Pant Fitting Techniques

with Sandra Betzina
Pant Fitting Techniques
In this comprehensive pattern alteration class, Sandra Betzina of Power Sewing teaches pro secrets to conquer common pant fitting issues.

Learn the pattern alteration secrets that pros use to make pants fit perfectly, with Power Sewing host Sandra Betzina. You'll learn how to spot hidden fit issues at the waist, hips and tummy, and solutions for skinny legs, large thighs or flat backsides. This comprehensive class includes a FREE pattern, Vogue 2948, a classic trouser with princess seams that make fit adjustments easy!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Sandra and learn about Today's Fit and what you'll learn in this class.


Lesson 2. Pant Fit & Patterns

  • Take a look at pant rise and some pant examples.


Lesson 3. Taking Measurements

  • Learn to take pant measurements and discover common fitting issues. Start marking your pattern.


Lesson 4. Tummy & Waist Alterations

  • Alter your waistband and high hip pattern sections and adjust for the tummy.


Lesson 5. Rear & Thigh Alterations

  • Alter the thigh, rear and crotch curve sections of your pattern.


Lesson 6. Crotch & Calf Alterations

  • Alter the front and back crotch sections of your pattern, along with the calf sections. Adjust for baggy seats and swayback.


Lesson 7. Testing Your Pattern

  • Learn about fit insurance and hem allowances. Prepare your pattern for testing.


Lesson 8. Finalizing & Balancing Your Pattern

  • Transfer pattern changes and balance your pattern. Change grain lines and learn to eliminate seams.


Lesson 9. Preserving the Pattern

  • Strengthen your pattern with interfacing and discover pant variations.

"I've been sewing for years, consider myself an advanced sewer. This class has a great deal to offer for all levels of sewing folks. I've watched several chapters several times. She's a great instructor and knows what she's talking about!"
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