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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.
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.
The key to a good fit is understanding that making an adjustment in one place can affect other areas. Kathleen walks you through the essential first step of measuring and adjusting crotch depth, then shows you how to correct the pant leg length.
In this lesson, you'll learn why working with the fullest hip measurement can sometimes be a mistake. Kathleen guides you through common hip alterations and even helps you create a custom pattern for asymmetrical hips as you find your way to a perfect pattern.
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