Muslin #1

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Pant Fitting Techniques taught by Sandra Betzina

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

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic

What materials did you use? Poly crepe suiting


What are you most proud of? The back falls beautifully.


What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep at it!


I can't wait to see your finished project!

03/10/2013 Flag

Looks like a great start. The back fits so good. A little baggy in the front but then most of the patterns don't fit perfect the first time without some alterations. I need to get started with my pants. I am enrolled the pant fitting class. Good luck with your pants.

03/10/2013 Flag

These are looking good. I am having the same problem you are in the front with too much ease right under the waistband. I took some darts in the waistband at the seams on either side of center, zeroing out at the top of the waistband. Then on the corresponding seams I tapered down 4-5" to zero in the other direction. It helped and I'm going to do the same in the back. Did you try on the waistband prior to attaching it to the pants? When I did mine fit fine at the waist but then ruffled out at the bottom hence the darts. Hope this helps!

03/10/2013 Flag

Yes!! That is exactly what happened with my waistband! I'm actually thinking I'm going to switch it out for a straight waistband and see if that isn't better, but I really like the dart idea too, as it seems like you would get a more precise fit that way. Thanks!!

03/11/2013 Flag

So nice of you to post pictures before it's perfect. It reminds me that it takes work and I need to be patient! You are well on your way. The back looks great, soon the front will too!

03/14/2013 Flag

Wow, did you measure yourself correctly? I think you are smaller than you think you are. I'm glad that you have already started, that makes me more conscious of measuring.

03/22/2013 Flag

I had that thought too! I generally use a size smaller than my measurements in Big 4 patterns, as I find they always have too much ease. I wanted to give this one the benefit of the doubt, but it looks like it is the same. Boo - back to European and Indie patterns for me.

04/01/2013 Flag