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with Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Online Class

The Perfect Jeans: Fitting Techniques for Every Body

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Build essential skills for adjusting patterns to create jeans that fit fabulously. With pattern designer and instructor Jennifer Stern-Hasemann as your guide, you'll start with how to take key measurements and create a muslin test garment. Move on to adjusting the rise, legs and the amount of sitting room in your pattern. Achieve a better fit through the hip and thigh as Jennifer shows you how to let out or take in ease as needed. Next, discover how to read wrinkles on the back leg of your muslin and modify your pattern to make them disappear. Move on to tackling one of the most important adjustments for jeans as you fit the front crotch. Then, you'll learn to make custom adjustments to the waistband and back yoke, and your new favorite jean pattern is complete!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h37m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Muslin Fitting

1. Introduction to Muslin Fitting

Meet Jennifer Stern-Hasemann, owner of her own design studio and your guide to the perfect jeans. Start with the muslin, the base of your design. You'll learn about common fit issues and how to take measurements.

2. Adjusting the Pattern to Make the Muslin

2. Adjusting the Pattern to Make the Muslin

Your body measurements and your pattern are unlikely to be the same. Jennifer shows you how to adjust the rise of your jean pattern in the front and/or back. Then she demonstrates how to adjust the leg both above and below the knee, and gives invaluable tips on how to make your muslin.

3. Rise Versus Sitting Room

3. Rise Versus Sitting Room

The right fit takes time and effort. Jennifer gives you multiple ways to troubleshoot one of the most common problems -- allowing for the right amount of sitting room -- while also showing you how to adjust pattern pieces and figure out how those adjustments affect fit in other areas.