SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Fitting Woes > Getting children's pants and shorts to fit ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Getting children's pants and shorts to fit
Serendiptiy Sue
Serendiptiy Sue
Alabama USA
Member since 2/24/07
Posts: 2
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 2/26/07 0:04 AM

I make children's clothes and have used Children's Corner patterns. They fit great for sizes 1 - 3 but 4 - 6 seem to sag in the front...as if there is too much fabric. Any help would be so appreciated.

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Ohio USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 8013
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to Serendiptiy Sue


Date: 3/2/07 4:36 PM

Although I am not familiar with this company, have you compared the front and back to see if the front (beginning at the inner seam) is cut the same as the back. The front should have a sharper rise than the back.

Hope this helps.

------
"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

"Isnít it a shame in todayís world you canít tell the truth? If you tell the truth youíre abrasive. If you lie youíre charming." - Bob Huggins/College Basket Ball Coach

slanden99
starstarstarstar
slanden99
Member since 9/14/05
Posts: 2035
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Subject: Getting childrens pants and shorts to fit Date: 3/2/07 5:11 PM

The front should also have a shorter rise than the back

BeckyW
star
BeckyW
Alabama USA
Member since 5/23/04
Posts: 491
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to Serendiptiy Sue
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 3/2/07 5:25 PM

I am guessing that you are talking about elastic waist pants. I usually have my DD try on the pants before I turn down the elastic casing. Then I make a waist-sized circle of elastic and have her put that around her waist over the pants. I can turn down the top of the pants over the elastic. I can just mark along the top of the elastic with a disappearing pen. Using this measure, I can allow for the elastic casing and seam allowance. I just trim the excess and sew the casing. I often find that I have to trim more in the front than in the back - sometimes as much as 2 inches.

------
Becky

Snoo

Snoo
Mississippi USA
Member since 5/2/08
Posts: 66
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to BeckyW <<


Date: 6/16/12 10:42 AM

I know this is an old post, Becky, but I love your idea. My dgd is coming soon and I can finish the pants for her - all but at the waist and then finish them up per your suggestion. Thank you !

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fitting Woes >> Getting children's pants and shorts to fit

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Class Details

Online Class
Understanding Knit Fabrics
Understanding Knit Fabrics

Class Details

Simplicity 4273

photo
by: Silk Chall...

Review
J Stern Designs Top with two collars and a Peplum Pattern

J Stern Designs Top with two collars and a Peplum Pattern

Pattern Details
Fanny Pack or Purse Paper Pattern

Fanny Pack or Purse Paper Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.