Sundays with Sandra: Finalizing and Balancing Your Pattern
This winter 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’m back for yet another week of pants fitting class – only this week I’m finally trying on the pants. Well, not in the actual class – there we focused on walking the seams, correcting the grain lines, and creating a final pattern. But, before I go through that effort, I want to hear from all of you first. Is my pattern ready for finalizing? Having only ever made two pairs of jeans (here and here) before starting this class, I went into it without much knowledge of what my fitting issues might be. I made alterations based on my measurements, but I’d love to hear from you about things you see that I might not have considered. If you can, toss aside the fact that these pants are made from a stiff muslin and that the seam allowances being on the outside are great for tweaking things but more distracting when trying to take in overall fit. I want to make these as my February MSN project out of some classic black wool crepe, so I need to get sewing fairly soon. Thankfully, there’s only one more class left on preserving the pattern, so getting the fit right this week is all that’s keeping me from cutting into my wool.
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.