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Finally, A Pair of Pants that fits!

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Final Adjustment and Result

Created in this Craftsy class

Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips taught by Kathleen Cheetham

Master flat pattern adjustments for skirts and pants that make you look and feel your best. Cater to any figure variation with custom fitting for the waist, tummy, hips and seat.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Crepe de Chine

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What are you most proud of? It is a challenge to find comfortable pants that drapes nicely for my body type. I have pear shaped and short torso body. My hip size is twice the size as my waist; not to mention there is always a huge swayback on every pant that I have bought. With patience, perseverance and Craftsy, I finally have a perfect pair.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Test the adjusted pattern on muslins. Sometimes, it will take more than once. My project took three adjustments on muslins. It takes time, effort, and huge patience. It's worth it.

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You did a really awesome job! I love that you showed your progress as well.

12/19/2014 Flag

Thank you :-)

02/21/2015 Flag

I have no pattern making or design experience. Would this class be too advanced . I am an intermediate sewer.

02/18/2015 Flag

Hi, Debraferg, I took a " fitting for pants" class at my local fabrics store before, and I was left frustrated and confused since at that time, I never alter a pattern before (only lengthening and shortening skirt/pants). I sewed and followed a commercial pattern very well though. After so many local classes (pattern making) and tons of mistakes, I finally was able to follow this class from Craftsy with ease. In my experience (of course, I'm not a quick learner, to be honest), altering pattern for pants is the most challenging; and sometimes, you have to do it several times to get it right. My suggestion is to start with skirt pattern making class first, then move gradually from there. Or, you can sign up for this class and if it's too advanced, you can keep it till you are ready or you can ask for refund? Good luck!

02/21/2015 Flag

good job. I am looking forward to making that perfect pants. And I will.

03/23/2015 Flag

this give me hope lol

04/21/2015 Flag

You will make it, just start very slow and don't give up.

06/18/2015 Flag