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Stretch denim pants

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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 Casual
DonnaDeCourcy on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Stretch denim, polyester thread, Janome sewing machine

DonnaDeCourcy on craftsy.com

I made a crescent leg adjustment, and also graded from a 12 inch waist to a 14 hip. I narrowed the leg. The pattern was drafted from Silhouette Yoga Pant, and I had to put in a zipper on the left side, extended the waistband to add a button. These pants feel very comfortable, but I am wondering if there are recommendations to improve the fit and reduce the drag lines. Does it mean that I need to add more fabric across the hips? (It looks a little tight, but feels very comfortable, and I'm known for wearing my pants too baggy.)

06/23/2014 Flag

The pants look very good! One suggestion on the tightness you're experiencing at the seat; the CB crotch seam is cupping in a little there and creating some distortion. I reccommend that you draw a line at the curve of the seat from CB to SS. Slash, then pivot to give yourself 1/4 inch at the CB seam. (This will act like scooping the curve.) After you've tested the new fit, you may find that you have slight bagginess at the back leg. This bagginess can be cleaned up with a tiny shortening of the back crotch point. (Wait and see what it looks like before shortening the back crotch point.)

06/24/2014 Flag

I will definitely try that on the next pair, Kathleen. I've bought two more lengths of fabric to refine the fit. I am determined to improve. Thanks for the tips and encouragement.

06/27/2014 Flag

Looks GREAT to me!!!

06/23/2014 Flag

your stuff always looks amazing Donna!

06/24/2014 Flag

Thank you!

06/27/2014 Flag