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How to Create A Slimming Look with the All-In-One Pocket

Apr 01, 2013
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Most of us would do anything, besides giving up bread, to make our tummies look smoother. But now there’s good news. You can add a hidden front extension to your pants pockets to prevent the tummy from pulling open the pockets or pleats and to create a smooth, clean silhouette-giving the appearance of a flatter stomach. This technique works equally well on all pant fronts, with or without pleats, and with any style zipper opening-side, back, or fly front. To create this smooth look, the pocket pattern is extended to the center-front seam or into one seamless piece across the front.  is forms a front stay (a fabric support used to help hold in your tummy comfortably). Once the new pattern is drafted, there are only a few construction changes. Sandra Betzina will show you how to draft and construct the all-in-one pocket and front stay for a slimming look. Learn how to make the perfect pocket without the buldge in this article from Threads issue #158.

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  1. chebre April 23rd

    Thanks for the suggestion and love the article!

  2. Evamarie April 23rd

    Hi Chebre, Your Adobe plugins may not be up-to-date. Try updating them and let us know if it works.
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    Evamarie
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  3. chebre April 23rd

    I'm getting an error message. How can you download this ?

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