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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.

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


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. Moos | | #1

    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.

  2. Carol0516 | | #2

    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?

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    MsJane | | #3

    It was such a pleasure to watch Sarah fitting pants. As a sewing teacher I have fitted so many muslins on my adult students. I certainly understand her exciting feeling as you see flat fabric get sculpted to the body. very satisfying.
    Jane Foster

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