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Have you always wanted to sew your own perfectly fitted pants? Or do you sew your own pants but still are left with subpar results—-those pesky back let wrinkles, a droopy crotch, etc.? Are you tired of the mounting frustration of not being able to get your pants to fit “just right”. Take a deep breath—-your struggle is understandable and quite common. Fitting is difficult for so many because it requires one to understand how their depth, length, and circumference measurements of their lower body all interact. That can be pretty tricky! But I’m here to tell you that pants fitting doesn’t have to be all that complicated and actually isn’t. It really just depends on where you start with your fitting process and training one’s eye to assess their figure and understand their fit needs.

There are SO many different sources of information on how to fit pants but a lot of it just leaves sewers confused. The information is great just most sewers don’t know how to organize it and follow through with the steps. And for those who do they’re still plagued with various fit challenges. If only pants fitting were simplified! Well it is and it begins with this web seminar!!! Allow me to teach you pants fitting “backwards”. Empty your mind of some of those old confusing methods. I’ll teach you a unique method of pants fitting that will have you looking at the process in a whole different light and will relieve you of all that guesswork. You’ll learn how to assess your body and convert that information into a well fitting pants pattern. I’ll also show you the best tools to use and how to use them. No more struggling to try and find the correct crotch length or shape! No more baggy pants leg! And with this new-found knowledge you’ll feel confident about tackling any pants pattern. You’ll automatically know how to make the correct adjustments that will fit for your body. In addition I’ll share some construction tips that will help you sew faster and aid with the fitting process.

What you will learn:

  • The easiest and most effortless way to fit pants! You will be amazed at the simplicity and effectiveness of my technique!!!

  • The right tools, supplies and rulers to use and how to use them

  • How to properly analyze your body shape and contours and automatically know how to adjust pants patterns to achieve a great fit

  • How to transfer your fit information to any commercial pattern and customize it

  • Construction tip that will have you sewing together a pair of pants in a few short hours

  • BONUS: How to create your own “pants fit template” you can use over and over again to ensure every pant you make fits perfectly

Who should attend:

  • Beginners looking to learn pants fitting in an uncomplicated and frustration-free way!

  • Any intermediate or advanced sewers looking to simplify their process and learn some bonus strategies

  • Anyone who has been intimidated with the thought of sewing their own pants

  • Sewers who struggle with getting rid of those pesky bag leg wrinkles and obtaining a comfortable crotch fit

  • Any sewer who is interested in sewing pants for others

  • Sewers looking for helpful construction tips

Difficulty Level:

  • This web seminar is intended for beginner sewers and advanced sewers alike. It will involve showing a unique method of pants fitting and construction that all levels of sewers will benefit from. This will serve to enlighten new sewers and introduce a new ideology of pants fitting to the more seasoned sewer while helping them overcome their fit obstacles. Sewers who are comfortable with taking body measurements and who feel confident that they can follow my instructions on how to transfer them to a commercial pants pattern and construct the pants will really benefit from this web seminar.

Sign-up here for Monday’s Web Seminar and learn a unique pants fitting method that simplifies the process!


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    Aug 26, 2014, 05.30 PMby ArdenStitch

    Stephiluna, Thank you so much for the response. I’ll use your suggestions and try out the ones from the seminar, too. I look forward to an improved apple-shelf-broadside butt.

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    Aug 18, 2014, 04.32 PMby ArdenStitch

    As soon as the webinar was over, the chat box disappeared (of course). I thought there would still be time to ask questions. Could you please make it clear if that is so, for how long we can continue to send questions, and where we should go to ask questions. Here’s mine, in the hopes Victoria gets it: I have a big butt and still fairly-defined waist, 32 waist; 44 hip. My waistline is pretty level, but my pelvis tilts back, giving me a high, apple butt. So my rear end looks like a wide shelf. (One solution: wear a tunic. Then I have a tunic that features a high, wide shelf in the back.) I understand what you are saying about making sure the crotch length and shape are correct. But should I re-shape the back profile of the pants as well? the OUTER seam? In other words, the SLOPE of the back seam? Right now, many of my pants are drapey or cotton, elastic waist pants. I end up with bagging along my backside, above my butt. Like there’s a pouf sitting on the shelf. Is this the fault of elastic-waist pants? Too long a back crotch length? the shape of the pattern?

    Great seminar! It was my first, and I will definitely take more.

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      Aug 19, 2014, 08.05 PMby stephiluna

      ArdenStitch: It sounds like you may need what’s called a sway back adjustment. I dislike that phrase, since it makes one sound like a broke down ‘ol horse. But I have to make one, and it’s the easiest way to describe the phenomenon. I don’t have a nice round booty, but a deep arch in my lower back and a high hip, so from the back I look like the broad side of a barn, and fabric pools like crazy below my waist and above the backside.
      Basically, you have to remove the extra length at center back that’s causing the pooling of fabric. Pinch your pants at center back where it pools to see how much you have to remove, then taper to the side seams. Transfer to your pattern. You may find you have to do the same thing with skirts. I hope this helps you!

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