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quest for perfect pants

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pants front

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
HelenI on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Printed cotton for muslin

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This is my muslin for future perfect pants. I would like to get some feedback. I am happy with the waist. I did full front thigh adjustment and it did wonders :). But my crotch lenght is too long, it is not comfortable to move. I shortened crotch length with pins and it did get better. When I look at athe pictures, I feel that I need to let out some in the back croch length, though it is comfortable to move and sit. There is some bagginess in the front, because there is a hollow space between tummy and front thigh. I think that it disappears after adding pockets, But is there a fix for this? Changing front dart shape? Do I need some kind of adjustment for butt to get rid of wrinkles?

07/20/2014 Flag

And I have one more question. I have two pant fabrics waiting in my closed, both are wowens with 2% elastane. (cotton jean fabric and wool). There is only widthwise stretch. Is there a way to determine if and how much I shoudl alter the pattern. For example, if I measure % of stretch, will this help? Both are lightweight fabrics, not much thicker than my cotton here.

07/20/2014 Flag

I think they look GREAT!!! Go for it.

07/21/2014 Flag

I agree that you need to let out the crotch shortening in the back. You do need a narrower thigh adjustment to front and back pieces.

10/11/2015 Flag