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I am a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pant shapes

I came across this designer website and thought the details of the pants style were interesting. 

Specifically the wide waistbands (apparently lined with bias for stretch) and this version with an invisible zipper in the back but an elastic waistband insert exactly where you need it when you sit down:

All of the fitted pants are in stretch woven and all of the non stretch wovens are in pleated pants. I thought this comment was also interesting for this pair:

The key to our pant’s chic look is the reverse nature of the pleat; it folds outwards (instead of in), drawing a line down the front of the leg to elongate the body. 

Apart from the fact that these are 5'10" models in size 4, the ideas are interesting.


annie said...

Just getting ready, this minute, to put pleats in the front of pants. Will try this. The 5'10" I can almost do; I was born larger than a size 4. Ten is my personal best. So maybe I don't need elongating....

annie said...

love that green fabric. Looks like shantung or habutai.

Bunny said...

Learned a long time ago from reading Sandra Betzina that when the pleats are facing the side seam your tummy looks flatter. When the pleats are facing the center front the hips look better. Love the elastic added to the waistline just in front.

shams said...

Yes, Bunny, I always ALWAYS put them towards the hips. That is, back when I made pleated pants. My tummy has always been my bane and my hips an asset.

annie said...

Update. Just basted them one way and then the other. Totally agree w/ the others. Flat tummy look is the one I want.

a little sewing said...

thanks for that tip, bunny!