Sundays with Sandra: Tummy and Waist Alterations
This month I’m sewing along with Sandra Betzina. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to learn pant fitting techniques. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
I feel a little ADD over here jumping from Drape Drape 2 to peplum to pants, but here we are – another week, another Craftsy class on Pant Fitting Techniques with Sandra Betzina. This week Sandra focused on tummy and waist alterations. Though she showed a few test garments, the class was still focused on altering the paper pattern. She very much believes that one should put more work in up front so everything will go smoothly once the fabric is cut. This week’s take home for me was the value in getting the high hip measurement correct. I learned that if I want to make a nice fitting pair of pants, I really should know my high hip measurement, how far down it falls from my waist, and what that means for my pants pattern. I won’t give Sandra’s techniques away, but I will say that my pattern paper is covered with a ton of colored pencil at this point!
As a reminder, I received this class for free from Craftsy in return for an honest review. If you’re interested in taking this class yourself, follow this link for 40% off Sandra Betzina’s Pant Fitting Techniques.