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Class Reviews > Emma Seabrook - One Seam Pants

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Posted by: Marie_P.

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Posted on: 4/9/08 9:52 PM
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I took this class at the Worcester Sewing Expo today.
I had never made one seam pants and I wanted a simple way to make some pants to wear for working out.

Each student chose fabric from Emma's stock of stretch fabrics. Since I was also scheduled to take her t-shirt class later in the day, I chose a brown rayon fabric to match the t-shirt fabric I selected.
I wasn't very enthusiastic about the pants fabric - it was a slinky type of fabric and I was concerned it would cling too much.

Emma took measurements for each student, measuring waist, hips, crotch seam and outseam. We (the 12 students in the class) then cut out the pattern and fabric and basted the inseam and then the crotch seam.

After the pants were basted, I tried them on and Emma pinned them. I needed to take in the pants 4" and she pinned the crotch differently for me and told me I had an "L" shaped crotch. She also helped me fit the elastic for the waist. The purpose of the class was to "fit" the pants (not complete them) and I made the corrections based on the first fit and tried them on again. The pants needed to be tweaked a bit more and the end result was a well fitting pair of pants.

Emma also gave us ideas on how to adjust the pattern for wovens so I might try linen for my next pair.
All of the students ended up with pants with a very flattering fit.

I was very pleased with the fit of the pants and feel that the class was worth-while for me.

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sarahb said...
interesting...thanks for the review!
4/10/08 8:41 AM
bluefly said...
Thanks for the great review, I will try to take this class the next time it's offered in my area.
4/10/08 5:04 PM
BeckyC said...
Timely Review -- Thank you! Great to hear that you'll have a nice fitting pair of pants. I was thinking of taking her class at ASG's National Convention in July. Your review was just the input I needed.
4/10/08 8:11 PM
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