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From: Orc40k
Date: 05-31-2006, 11:31 AM (1 of 1)
x-post from General Sewing:

I'm making a mother of the bride suit for a friend whose daughter is getting married in Pakistan. The fabric is a very soft drapey rayon. I have the tunic pattern made and need to do the pants. The traditional pants are fitted from the knee to the ankle, but have a huge crotch drop and lots of fullness around the waist. They are usually drawstring, but my client/friend wants elastic. (Which I think is a wise choice.)

I have a standard fitted pants pattern drafted to fit her. What modifications would you suggest to make this work? I know I need a longer crotch seam and much bigger waist and hip for the fullness but I wonder about how much of the ease should go onto the inseam and how much onto the sideseam. NB: She is about 5' tall, wears an 18-20, is a square type body and her inseam is 24" Help!
User: Orc40k
Member since: 06-29-2005
Total posts: 47
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