Created by: gko
Project

finished pants

What are you most proud of? My pants fit not 100% but I am content with the result. I had to make the following modifications: 1) reducing the length of the legs at the L/S line 2 1/4" and at the bottom 1 1/4", 2) sway-back and flat seat alteration 3) scooping out the lower back crotch curve and take in the princess seams to remove the excess fabric under the buttocks 4) adding 1/4" to the back crotch point to improve the fit What advice would you give someone starting this project? Never give up and make one more muslin if necessary. Sandra will always help to improve the fit. Thank you for it.

You Can Make This

gko made finished pants with:

Pant Fitting Techniques

Online Class

Pant Fitting Techniques

with Sandra Betzina

  • suit fabric with a little bit elastane

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My pants fit not 100% but I am content with the result. I had to make the following modifications: 1) reducing the length of the legs at the L/S line 2 1/4" and at the bottom 1 1/4", 2) sway-back and flat seat alteration 3) scooping out the lower back crotch curve and take in the princess seams to remove the excess fabric under the buttocks 4) adding 1/4" to the back crotch point to improve the fit What advice would you give someone starting this project? Never give up and make one more muslin if necessary. Sandra will always help to improve the fit. Thank you for it.

Q&A with gko

AllThatPatchwor asked:
This is just about as close to perfection as I've seen with this pattern. I hope I'll be able to get as good a fit with mine. Are they comfortable to sit in? That always seems to be the problem for me. Perfect appearance when standing doesn't always result in the greatest comfort when sitting.
gko answered:
Yes, they are comfortable.
Joanna Y asked:
Pretty good! How do you " take in the princess seams to remove the excess fabric under the buttocks"?
gko answered:
To remove the excess fabric I sewed the back princess seam from the crotch line down with a greater seam allowance. I marked the area where I had to take out excess fabric, that was abt. 4" beneath the crotch line. There I had to remove 1" fabric. I made 3 notches (at the crotch line, 4" and 8" underneath) I sewed the princess seam with more seam allowance tapering from zero at the crotch line(notch 1) to +1/2" at the 2. notch and back to zero at the 3. notch. I hope that helps. (I took a photo but can't upload).

Skill Level

Beginner