Pants Patterns Compared | Video
Fit instructor Sarah Veblen explains how to evaluate a pants pattern, and what features to look for when choosing a pattern to fit.
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…
Fit instructor Sarah Veblen explains how to evaluate a pants pattern, and what features to look for when choosing a pattern to fit. Through a comparison of several pattern brands and styles, she shows how different the crotch curves can be.
This area of the pattern is one of the most difficult to fit, so starting with a pattern that has a long, J-shaped back crotch curve can facilitate the process of getting a properly fitted pair of pants.
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