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SewNancy | Posted in Fitting on

I finally finished my pants sloper from Kenneth Kings CD and I can reccomend it .  Finally, I have pants that fit!  His advice to make 3 muslins is really key.  I also carefully copied and numbered my versions so that I could go back if I had to.  I am now going to make patterns for a contour waist and a jeans pattern.  I have a question for anyone who can answer.  to make the yoke, would I rotate the back darts as I would on a bodice to change the placing and then cut out the side dart as the shaping with half the dart in the pants and half in the yoke?

Nancy

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  1. FitnessNut | | #1

    You could do this....its an interesting approach not commonly done on pants. Or you could take part of the dart from the centre back seam, part from the side seam, and the remainder within the body of the yoke. To do the latter, draw on your yoke styleline, folding out the remaining dart if necessary to help you draw. Extend or shorten the tip of the dart so that it ends at the yoke seamline. Fold out the dart on the yoke piece. Sometimes this makes a bit of a bubble below the yoke, depending on the dart length and your body shape. Just take the excess from the side and CB seams to compensate. The seamlines must be the same length!

    Sounds as clear as mud, doesn't it?

    1. SewNancy | | #2

      Do you mean that the yoke seam from cb to side seam and the pants seam line from cb to side seam must be the same length? 

      Nancy

      1. FitnessNut | | #3

        Exactly!

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