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, and will include some videos to supplement the written instrucitons. Sign up for my newsletter to be notified of when I add new content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.