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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 Casual
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What materials did you use? cotton

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What are you most proud of? The fact that I made a pair of pants to wear to work, and didn't have to buy them.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient with the fitting process, and seek help from a friend if you get frustrated.

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These look very good. I get those same diagonal drag lines in the back too. I wonder what Sandra would say as to why these appear????

09/02/2013 Flag

Sandra was here for a workshop and I made her jeans pattern with the same issue, so she added to the point of the rear crotch, so it was longer and had more fabric to drape down the inner leg, I guess. I can't re-create that effect, though!

09/06/2013 Flag

Nice pants! I hope my project will be as great as yours. I think the diagonal drag lines in the back is a sign of knees that angle in.

09/03/2013 Flag

That's what I think too - my knees are definitely knobby.

09/06/2013 Flag

I think the pants look FANTASTIC. Hope I can come close to that great of a look. Thankfully you don't have to spend 65.00-100.00 for such a great pant.

09/08/2013 Flag

So glad to see this pant on a "straighter" figure. They look great on you! They look great on fuller figures, but I hadn't seen them on anyone built like me. Now I'm excited to start making a pair. I wondered about the diagonal lines - don't they usually point to something? What is you let out the high hip just a bit? Are they getting caught up there?

01/12/2014 Flag

They seem to be pointing to my inner knees, and I think that's why Sandra lengthened the back crotch when she was here earlier - seemed to give me more fabric to drape over the knobby knee. They don't catch or pull on my high hip. This pant has that princess seam, though, and my grain got off kilter, so I think that's part of my problem. They're so comfortable to wear, though! Good luck with yours!

01/17/2014 Flag

This pair is one of the best for fit in the back that I have seen in the class. The look perfect! Most store bought pants have MANY more issues than just this small diagonal lines, which I didn't notice until I started reading the comments. I think you did an amazing job!

07/07/2014 Flag

Thanks, Tina! My storebought pants do have a lot more issues than these, so I was delighted with them!

07/11/2014 Flag