Pattern Pants

How To : Make a Perfect Fitting Pants Pattern for Yourself

Pants are here to stay. Women of all ages love wearing pants. Jeans, trousers, slacks, corduroys… whatever. Everyone wants them to look and fit great, while being comfortable. But when buying commercial patterns or ready-to-wear garnets, fitting problems arise. They will neve ...more

How To : Draft a basic block pattern for pants

A basic block is the simplest, most fitted style for a garment. This tutorial shows you how to draft a basic block pattern for a pair of pants. Once you get this down, you can start adding flared legs and belt loops and other embellishments.

How To : Draft a Basic Pant Pattern

Written Instructions with accompanying video for anyone who wants to make a basic pant exactly to your measurements! Please get your correct measurements before you begin from How to Take Your Measurements. Video: . Note: Solid lines are the final cutting lines. Dotted lines a ...more

How To : Draft a Basic Pant Pattern Automated

You have read How to Draft a Basic Pant Pattern. It's a most useful guide, but the image is hard to read and the steps many and complex. That's why I wrote a little software program to do the hard work for you. Just enter your measurements and click the button. Once you're sa ...more

How To : Style funky, chunky hair

Funky is for the free spirited, passionate and confident person. Looking funky is not something that just anyone can pull off. Learn to express yourself through your grooming and clothing choices by pairing the unexpected with bold and colorful. Exude confidence as you master ...more

How To : Make a basic pant

In this three-part sewing tutorial, learn how to make a pair of pants that fit like a glove! In the first video, you will learn to take measurements and calculate measurements to plan out your pattern. In the second video, learn how to draw the pant pattern based on your measu ...more

How To : Sew on a zipper to a pair of pants

This how to video is a good general reference for anyone making their own pants, trousers, or jeans; basically any article of clothing with a fly front. The example uses a Suitability pants pattern, and can also be used to substitute a button fly. Watch and learn how to sew on ...more

How To : Sew you own pair of easy, Victorian style bloomers

The perfect undergarment for your Victorian costume re-creation. You don't need any pattern, just take your measurements and get a yard or so of thin, lightweight fabric. Then cut, pin, sew and finish. Your own pair of Victorian inspired bloomer pants!

How To : Cut out perfect men's trousers patterns

You know how often times you'll find almost perfect jeans at the store, with the perfect faded wash, boot cut, and dark navy color, but they're just a wee bit too tight and a wee bit too long? Have you ever wished that the jeans company tailored those pants to you? Stop dream ...more

How To : Dress if you have a pear-shaped body

If the circumference of your hips is 10 or more inches greater than the circumference of your waist, you're a classic pear shape. Transform it into an hourglass with these clothing tricks. You Will Need * Dark pants and skirts * Visually interesting tops * Empire waists * Thre ...more

How To : Change your look from day to evening in 5 minutes

No need to run home from work to change for an evening on the town. With some simple switches, you can be on your way. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to change your look from day to evening in just five minutes. You Will Need * A sparkly or jewel-tone sleeveless top, ...more

How To : Dress if you're apple-shaped

Here's the good news about being a bit thick around the middle: It's easy to disguise. You Will Need * Clothes that elongate your figure * One-piece swimsuits Step 1 Visually distract from the roundness of your torso with deep V-neck tunics, blouses with asymmetrical bottoms, ...more

How To : Give yourself tiger nails

If you want to get tiger style nails first you need to paint a clear base coat on your nails. Now, you should take a vinyl shine nail polish that is a gold-ish color and pant this on each nail as a single coat. You should try to get a nail polish that dries fast - so let this ...more

How To : Create a Mad Hatter Costume Inspired by Tim Burton

The Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland not only makes a great costume but a great project. The hour-glass shaped hat, the striped pants, the fingerless gloves, and the Hatter's signature scarf are the most important components in this costume. If you're fairly sk ...more

How To : Dress if you're a short woman

Get a leg up on the competition with these wardrobe tips. You Will Need * Petite and vintage clothes * Visually interesting tops * Small prints * Wide-leg pants * Empire or V-neck wrap dresses * Backless shoes and high heels Step 1: Head to the petite department Head to the p ...more

How To : Take Your Measurements

These measurments should be taken and recorded before drawing up you clothing design pattern. Wear the bra and panties you will be wearing with the final garment. Another option, especially if you are going to be selling a series of the garments, is to follow a size chart. Whi ...more

How to Tie-Dye : The Easy Way

Hello there, hippies! In this article, I will show you the simple process that I and my friends use to create our own tie-dyed clothing with a minimum of time and trouble. You can tie-dye just about any piece of cloth, from shirts and pants to towels and tablecloths...and each ...more

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