Thursday, July 25, 2013
Useful pants information for you
Hello everyone - a very short post today, as I am getting ready for the dreaded day finalising the accounts tomorrow. But I did want to talk to you about my last two posts - choosing pattern sizes.
I am not a trained professional by any means and refer to books frequently to learn - and I thought I should pass on bits that might be of interest to you as I think we are all in much the same boat of teaching ourselves.
Whatever size pattern you choose, do make a muslin - or at the very least check the fit of the pattern against something you know works for you and fits you. It does save heartbreak and tears. I'm reading a book at the moment that is used in design schools and the emphasis is on making muslins to test every concept.
For those of you making pants, my post yesterday was about Nancy Zieman's suggestion about using a smaller pant size as commercial patterns are often baggy in the leg. This means you alter the top part of the pant to fit - she claims it is easier to fit the waist. I am not sure about this, especially with contoured waistbands. Another reason to make a muslin, to see how everything works together.
I have found a resource on the internet that may help - It's all about making trousers, and I can't wait to have more time to read this myself next week: