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Plus-Size Pant Fitting

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Personalize any pant pattern to complement your plus-size figure! Learn to make custom adjustments for your hips, thighs, tummy, seat, waist and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a measurement worksheet and practice pattern pieces
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kathleen Cheetham
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Flatter your curves as you learn to fit plus-size pant patterns alongside designer and instructor Kathleen Cheetham. Start with how to select the perfect pattern size and extend it if needed. Take the next step toward a fabulous fit by adjusting your pattern's crotch depth and making alterations to complement the curves of your hips. Move on to personalizing your pattern's fit through the outer, inner and upper thighs. Then, find out how to read wrinkles in your muslin and make tummy adjustments using the slash-and-pivot technique. Take your fitting skills even further as Kathleen teaches you to adjust for a perfect fit through the seat. Plus, find out how to adjust waist darts, convert multiple darts into a yoke and use a stretch band instead of a waistband.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Choosing a Pattern Size
Meet Kathleen Cheetham, your guide to plus-size pant fitting. Plus-size pants present interesting challenges, as Kathleen will show you in this first lesson when she demonstrates the right way to measure, choose a pattern size and how to use a simple business card to extend a multisize pattern.
2. Initial Adjustments
3. Hip Adjustments
4. Thigh Adjustments
5. Tummy Adjustments
6. Seat Adjustments
7. Waist Adjustments

Taught by

Kathleen Cheetham
Kathleen Cheetham
Kathleen Cheetham teaches workshops and sells her pattern line at sewing consumer and trade shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. She also runs a custom tailoring shop for women and teaches classes on fitting and design. Her articles have regularly appeared in Threads magazine, and her line of patterns has been featured in Sew News, Threads, Australian Stitches, and Sewing World UK. She is the author of Perfect Plus: Sew a Mix-and-Match Wardrobe for Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes.

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