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One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants

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Create a versatile block pattern to ensure perfect-fitting pants across an array of style choices. Kathy Ruddy shows you how!

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kathy Ruddy
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Three styles of waist finish ... three kinds of pockets ... three different leg styles. Kathy Ruddy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern that you'll adjust to fit in any fabric. Make your own tummy-tuck jeans or yoked yoga pants. Never worry again about fit when making a new pair of trousers, jeans or casual pants. Kathy's ready-to-wear secrets will save you time and give you great results. You'll love this no-nonsense approach to real women's bodies and clothing needs.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Kathy Ruddy & Get Started
Make a pants pattern block that you'll use again and again. Kathy shows a few patterns she likes and discusses how to work with different fabrics.
2. Creating the Pattern Block
3. Refining the Fit
4. Leg Design Changes
5. Faced Waists & Hidden Zippers
6. Elastic-Waist Pants
7. Adding a Fly Zipper
8. Slash Pockets
9. Back Yoke & Patch Pockets
10. Welt Pockets

Taught by

Kathy Ruddy
Kathy Ruddy
Kathy Ruddy's career in the fashion and garment industry spans five decades. With a degree in design for apparel manufacture, she has created and taught countless classes on sewing techniques. Her current passion is helping students learn how to draft custom patterns.

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