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Pants Fitting, Example 1 | Video

In this episode, fitting expert Sarah Veblen walks through a full fitting of a pants muslin on a model.

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.  

In this episode, fitting expert Sarah Veblen walks through a full fitting of a pants muslin on a model. As she assesses the alignment of the grainlines and horizontal balance lines, she shows how to eliminate excess fabric or add space where needed and how to correct the overall drape of the pants. Fit issues addressed include excess fabric across the front and at the side seams, an incorrect crotch curve, and drag lines across the back thighs. Sarah demonstrates the pinning of custom-fitted darts at the back waist. She also shows how to correct the pattern to reflect changes pinned into the muslin, and how to identify that these changes improve the fit in a second muslin. Other videos in this series: Introduction to Pants Fitting 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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  1. Carol0516 September 12th

    Hi,
    I've enjoyed watching the pants fitting videos with Sarah here. Is there a more indepth video series with her methods that can be purchased?

  2. Moos July 3rd

    Love the details of fitting, especially the longer crotch depth and curve.
    love to see the final pants.
    I often make my final muslin from similar fabric, before cutting out the final pants. If the muslin pattern fits great I have an extra pair of pants to wear.

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