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Changing basic pants

SewNancy | Posted in Fitting on

Hi!

I have a basic pants pattern that fits well and has front darts.  A pattern for cargo pants has no front darts, but more angled front seam. . How do I use my basic pattern to alter the cargo pattern?

Nancy

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  1. ElonaM | | #1

    The front seam of the dartless pants is more slanted because it is acting as a kind of dart.

    Unless you're a very experienced seamstress, or have done some pattern drafting, or have a very high tolerance for frustration, I wouldn't recommend that you try this. Pants are notoriously difficult to fit, and the crotch curve, which you'd be altering, is the hardest part of the whole song.

    An easier approach would be to use a cargo pants pattern from the same company--or one that could be adapted without changing that crotch seam. This should be effective, because the basic shape of the pants sloper that they're using would be quite similar to the one that fits you.

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