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Introduction to Pants Fitting | Video

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

Jun 28, 2018

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 demonstrates the fitting process on two models with different body types, so you’ll see her address some of the most common fitting issues. Finally, Sarah offers a special tip for fitting the back crotch curve, one of the trickiest areas on pants to resolve. You’ll learn how to evaluate fit based on grainlines and horizontal balance lines, how to pin or release fabric for a customized fit, and how to transfer these changes from the test garment, or muslin, to the pattern.  

Fitting expert Sarah Veblen introduces her method of fitting pants, based on 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. Other videos in this series: 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

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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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