Date: 07-23-2007, 02:58 AM (1 of 2)
I've been given the job of making some patchwork pants for some kids in the school production. They have an existing set for most kids but there are a few who are just a bit too big to fit into them. I'm also using woven fabrics rather than stretch so they'll need the extra room for dancing etc.
I have a pattern for single seam trackpants (inside leg seam only - 2 pieces of pattern/fabric) that I was going to use but I wanted a bit more width than it allows in it's largest size. I also have ordinary track pant patterns (4 fabric/pattern pieces) but they still need extra width.
If I cut down the middle of the single leg piece and add there will that work without giving me an odd looking result. Or should I use the pattern with 4 pieces.
I'm just trying to save some time as the really timeconsuming part is piecing all the fabric to make the patchwork. I'm learning a lot though!
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Date: 07-23-2007, 01:00 PM (2 of 2)
You can cut them loose somewhere at the center of the leg pattern (doesn't have to be exact) and make you enlargements there with no problem. I used to have a favorite pant pattern that I would do this on and it worked just fine. You might have to add in the crotch area too, depending upon how they are built but I never had to do this to my pants. The looser fitting pants shouldn't be a problem at all with the crotch length.
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