Pants Fitting, Example 2 | Video
This full fitting is on a model with a fuller seat and thighs than the standard commercial pattern.
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…
In this episode, fitting expert Sarah Veblen walks the viewer through a full fitting of a pants muslin on a model. She assesses the alignment of the grainlines and horizontal balance lines on the muslin, and she shows how to eliminate excess fabric or add space where needed and how to correct the overall drape of the pants.
The model in this video has a fuller seat and thighs than is standard for a commercial pattern. Fit issues with this body type include excess fabric across the front and at the side seams, an incorrect crotch curve, and drag lines across the back thighs. Sarah resolves these problems and demonstrates the pinning of custom-fitted darts at the waist.
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