Making the Pants Block

Important Note;  I am in the process of re-writing the pants block instructions using another method.  If you have a fairly standard figure the current instructions may work well for you; if you have a non-standard figure they will probably require a lot of fitting at the toile stage.  My new instructions will work better for all figure types; I hope to have the new instructions up by mid-March.

This is one of the pages with preliminary information for creating the Pants Block, with an example of the finished pants block.  See the menu for other preliminary pages and for the link to the step-by-step instructions.

Darts

The Pants Front has one dart and the Pants Back has two darts.

The placement and length of the darts are a starting point.  You need to make a toile and adjust the dart placements and lengths to suit your body.

Ease

The Pants Block has 2 inches ease in the hip, and 1-inch ease in the waist.

The hip ease is distributed unevenly; one-third of the two inches is allocated to the front hip arc and two-thirds allocated to the back hip arc.

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Example - Finished Pants Block

This first image is what the block looks like at the end of the step-by-step instructions, using the measurements specified on the Preliminary Tab.  The shape of yours may end up looking quite different.

The measurements used are 'standard' measurements.


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Comparison - My Pants Block

This is what my block, using my personal measurements, looks like.   This is to show you that if the shape of your block ends up looking quite different to the one I am making, it doesn't matter (as long as you are using your correct measurements, of course!).  This is the point of making your own block: it will reflect what your body looks like.


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U are just awesome. Really waiting for the trouser pattern

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Hi there (Guest)

Thank you for your kind words.

I’m really sorry, but I am very behind on all the articles I have been meaning to write for my website. At the moment, (for a week or two), I have no access to Illustrator, the software I use...

Hi there (Guest)

Thank you for your kind words.

I’m really sorry, but I am very behind on all the articles I have been meaning to write for my website. At the moment, (for a week or two), I have no access to Illustrator, the software I use to create graphics, due to computer issues.

I have a few other things to do before I get back to writing the new Pants Block Instructions, when I do get my computer back.

One of the things on my list is to set up an email subscription list, so I can send out an email (to anyone interested) when I have added new content. In that (weekly/fortnightly) email I will also have a list of upcoming articles. Anyone subscribed to the list can let me know if there is anything in particular they are interested in... on the list or not on the list... and I will take that into account. (E.g. If a few people are interested in something that’s way down on the list, I’ll bump it up).

Regards
Maria

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