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Introduction to Pants Fitting | Video

Fitting expert Sarah Veblen introduces her method of fitting pants, based on a muslin test garment that’s adjusted to fit the body.

Fitting expert Sarah Veblen introduces her method of fitting pants, based on a muslin test garment that’s adjusted to fit the body. Her approach works for any body type and starts with a slacks-style pattern. Once you’ve fitted this pattern, you can use it as a master pattern: Start with this and make style changes for many pants silhouettes.

Sarah explains how to choose a pattern, which fabric is best for the test garment, and how to mark the muslin with guidelines. These guidelines are essential for evaluating the muslin’s fit and for making effective fit adjustments.

Working with a model, she shows how to position the muslin on the body in order to fit the pants.

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Pants Fitting, Example 1 | Video

Pants Patterns Compared | Video

Pants Fitting, Example 2 | Video

Choose the Best Size for Fitting a Muslin | Video

A Tip for Fitting the Back Crotch Curve | Video


About This Video Series

Many women find it difficult to fit pants for a flattering, comfortable look. In this video series, fit expert Sarah Veblen shares her method for fitting a slacks-style test garment, which can then be used as a master pattern for nearly any pants style you prefer. Sarah explains the benefits of her method, shows how to select an appropriate pattern shape and style to fit, and how to choose the right starting size. She then…

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  1. centime_tara | | #1

    This video is out of sync and freezes repeatedly. Please fix!

    1. RCarnes | | #2

      We could not replicate this problem you encountered, but reloaded the video just in case. We hope this solves the issue. Thank you for letting us know. - Rebecca, Threads Digital Content Producer

  2. osewviolet | | #3

    This is a wonderful series. I have Sarah's book Perfect Fitting. There is a world of difference between a photo showing drag lines and actually having Sarah put her fingers on the lines. I can see what she is talking about so much better in the videos. I like the way Sarah speaks to me via the camera. I feel like I'm in the room with her. Thanks for the series.

  3. user-1123411739 | | #4

    How does the ease differ if I am using a poly/spandex or cotton/spandex knit fabric?

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