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From: lovemyfabric
Date: 10-09-2003, 10:56 AM (1 of 4)
I have to take pants in down the sides. Can I just take them in on the outside of the leg, or do I have to take equal amounts on the outside and the inside for the crease to hang straight?
User: lovemyfabric
Member since: 06-06-2003
Total posts: 126
From: stitchmd
Date: 10-09-2003, 12:07 PM (2 of 4)
You need to take in both sides not only for the crease but for the grain line and the leg shaping. Try loosely basting one leg on one side and the other on both sides to experiment with the comparison and that will help you decide the extra effort is worth it.
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
From: stitch&fix
Date: 10-18-2003, 08:46 PM (3 of 4)
I find that it works best to do outer and inseam If you take in from waist, possilby taper back out to the knee. Do same for inseam starting at center crotch seam and taper out to knee.
User: stitch&fix
Member since: 10-06-2003
Total posts: 2
From: MaryW
Date: 10-19-2003, 10:23 AM (4 of 4)
Stitch&fix, welcome to Sew Whats New. :bluesmile
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
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