Member since 6/10/10
Date: 4/11/13 9:40 PM
I'm making a toile of BurdaStyle 114B pencil pants. On this and many of their pants pattern instructions, they tell you to :
"Stretch seam edges: Lay back trouser pieces together, right sides facing. (Okay, no problem.)
Then "Press inside leg edges above seam with a steam iron to stretch them to match corresponding edges of fronts."
Huh? What area of the back pieces are they talking about? I researched this a lot on the internet and can find no clues as to the meaning. Meanwhile, of course, Burda has virtually no customer service to speak of so I cant contact them. Well I can email, but they commonly respond 2 months later.
Can anyone point me in the right direction on this step? I would much appreciate it.
Member since 8/28/08
Date: 4/11/13 10:07 PM
They are talking about the back upper inseam. The back inseam is usually drafted shorter than the front, so it can be steamed and stretched to fit the front, for a better fit on the body. It usually works best with fabrics with some natural fibers.
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