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davidxy887
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Date: 10/2/12 11:31 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to buy a pattern for dress pants, but I have difficulties regarding the size.
My sizes do not match with the sizes of the pattern.
I see that the pattern has many different sizes at the back of the package. Does this mean that the pattern will come in all those sizes or just the one in the front?
Am I supposed to alter all the patterns that I buy in order for the clothes to properly fit me?
If I'm supposed to alter all patterns I get because not all measurements fit me personally, Does it really matter what size of pattern I buy?
Any tips on altering patterns for guys? (I can only find info on women’s clothing)

Thank You!

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Date: 10/2/12 1:12 PM

For pants (whether for men or women) I match up the pattern to the hip size and adjust for everything else. Yes you will have to make alterations to every pattern -- very few people can fit right out of the pattern envelope whether they are men or women.

You might want to check out the book and DVD by David Page Coffin titled "Making Trousers for Men & Women" -- I find it to be a good resource.

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Date: 10/2/12 9:02 PM

Don't buy your pattern by your ready to wear size of pants. The two are unrelated. Instead do as Sheila suggested, buy by your hip size and adjust from there as needed. It's not a bad idea to make a muslin first. I lso highly recommend the Coffin book.

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