Created by: DruryS
Project

Finally, A Pair of Pants that fits!

What are you most proud of? It is a challenge to find comfortable pants that drapes nicely for my body type. I have pear shaped and short torso body. My hip size is twice the size as my waist; not to mention there is always a huge swayback on every pant that I have bought. With patience, perseverance and Craftsy, I finally have a perfect pair. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Test the adjusted pattern on muslins. Sometimes, it will take more than once. My project took three adjustments on muslins. It takes time, effort, and huge patience. It's worth it.

You Can Make This

DruryS made Finally, A Pair of Pants that fits! with:

Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips

Online Class

Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips

with Kathleen Cheetham

  • Crepe de Chine

Project Description

What are you most proud of? It is a challenge to find comfortable pants that drapes nicely for my body type. I have pear shaped and short torso body. My hip size is twice the size as my waist; not to mention there is always a huge swayback on every pant that I have bought. With patience, perseverance and Craftsy, I finally have a perfect pair. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Test the adjusted pattern on muslins. Sometimes, it will take more than once. My project took three adjustments on muslins. It takes time, effort, and huge patience. It's worth it.

Q&A with DruryS

Kathleen Cheetham asked:
Very smooth fit through the waist, tummy, hip and seat. Legs are hanging nicely with a good length. Well done!!
DruryS answered:
Thank you so very much. Your class is THE best! I've been altering patterns for years to no avail (joined local class, etc). But your instructions just did it! I have a perfect pattern and I'm going to sew more with confidence.
Sandy5868 asked:
very nice
DruryS answered:
Thank You.
Ms Hicks asked:
You did a really awesome job! I love that you showed your progress as well.
DruryS answered:
Thank you :-)
debraferg7043303 asked:
I have no pattern making or design experience. Would this class be too advanced . I am an intermediate sewer.
DruryS answered:
Hi, Debraferg, I took a " fitting for pants" class at my local fabrics store before, and I was left frustrated and confused since at that time, I never alter a pattern before (only lengthening and shortening skirt/pants). I sewed and followed a commercial pattern very well though. After so many local classes (pattern making) and tons of mistakes, I finally was able to follow this class from Craftsy with ease. In my experience (of course, I'm not a quick learner, to be honest), altering pattern for pants is the most challenging; and sometimes, you have to do it several times to get it right. My suggestion is to start with skirt pattern making class first, then move gradually from there. Or, you can sign up for this class and if it's too advanced, you can keep it till you are ready or you can ask for refund? Good luck!