When I last worked on my SureFitPants, the back leg was wider than I wanted. I had pinned a 3/8" tuck down the center of the back legs from the ankle to the hip, which took out 3/4" of fabric. The pant hung much nicer, so I want to take that out of the pattern. Here's what I've done.
The grain-line on the pattern ran right down the center of the back leg. I drew a 3/8" line on either side of that grain-line which is same as the tuck I made on the trial pants. I split the pattern on the grain-line from the ankle to the waist.
Next, I overlapped the pattern, matching the 3/8" lines, beginning a the ankle. The overlap begins to taper as it nears the waist.
I've taken out 3/4" in the back leg. Doing this also removes a smidge in the hip and waist. But, I have 1" seam allowances all around the pattern. If needed, I have plenty of seam allowance to let out.
Palmer/Pletsch pant patterns have a 1" seam allowance all the way around the pattern--except for the crotch. That makes it easier to drape the pant on yourself. That method has always worked well for me, so I continue to put those wide seam allowances on most patterns.
Now that's done and brown fabric is ironed, ready to cut. Tomorrow.
2 months ago