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5 Steps to a Perfect Slacks Pattern

Photo: Joseph Kugielsky

The ability to fit a pair of pants seems to be an elusive skill for many sewers. With years of experience in the garment industry, and as a home-sewing teacher, Peggy Sagers has found time and again that there's no need for pants-fitting to be a stumbling block. With a little help from a friend, you can whip any basic darted slacks pattern into shape in five quick steps, by simply pin-fitting a muslin. In this article from Threads issue #114, Peggy shows you how to use this muslin to correct the fit of any pants pattern that catches your eye, by tracing the muslin outline onto the new tissue. Let's banish this struggle over pants-fitting, forever. 

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