M5239 Palmer/Pletsch »
InstructionsThis pattern was part of a pants fitting class by Janet Dapson using the Palmer/Pletsch fitting methods. The instruction sheet has all the info you need in order to follow fitting guidelines. I did NOT make a muslin first! I fit the pattern to me as directed in the instructions, with help of a fitting partner. Made changes on the pattern tissue, then cut my fashion fabric. My fashion fabric ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Classic
Wool/Assorted Fiber blend with metalic thread
What was your inspiration?
Project for my first pant's fitting/making workshop with Janet Dapson. These pants are unlined.
What are you most proud of?
The fit, the appropriateness of fabric to pattern, and the finished inside seams. Apologize for the photography. My PC doesn't have a good photoshop program.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Follow the instructions. Try them off and on several times during pin fitting. don't get discouraged. One adjustment will cause another. Do one at a time and keep putting them on and off. Use a fitting buddy if you can find one. They don't need to know how to sew, they just need to look at your pattern and see if lines are hanging parallell or fabric is folding. Once you know where the fit issues are, you are instructed how to fix them. Take them off, rebaste and re-fit. Janet is a professional, licensed with Palmer/Pletch and I had these fitted 4-5 times before I could begin to sew them. They are not hard! They just take time.