What's in the blog?1. A big, big thank you!
2. Narrowing the Pants Leg
3. Your favorite sewing notion
A Great Big ThanksGlenda the Good Stitch is saying many, many thanks to all of you who took the time to complete the survey questions from last week. Wow! Did you ever provide lots of food for thought and great topics for the Good Stitch to discuss in the coming weeks and months.
I generally don't repeat blog information very often, but we've had an influx of new SFD followers, and obviously they don't all know what you might know.
Narrowing the Pants LegOne respondent asked about the leg width of the SFD Pants pattern. She said that due to her larger hip circumference, when the pants pattern was said and done, she felt the leg width was too wide. Even though the leg width doesn't grade out as wide as was needed for the hip circumference, for her height, she wanted the leg narrower. Personal preference comes into play her, as some ladies might say the leg width was just fine.
So here's a video showing you how to narrow the leg. It's very simple to do as long as you keep the amount removed basically the same on the inseam and side seam.
I often get asked how long the pant length should be. First, it all depends on the height of heel you'll be wearing with that particular style of pants. Generally, the higher the heel height the longer the pant length.
In addition to heel height, you also need to think about hem circumference. Here's a little rule of thumb for the length and circumference of the hem: The skinnier/narrower the width of the pants leg (like in skinny jeans), the shorter the pant length should likely be. The wider the circumference of the pant hem (as in flared leg pants), the longer the pant leg should likely be.
Once again, for those of you how are relatively new to Sure-Fit Designs and may not be aware of all the educational resources we offer, make sure you spend some time in the SFD Learning Center Video Library.
And on a totally different topic, please use the comment box below to tell me the most important (sewing) notion you'd simply never want to be without when garment sewing.
Your Most Favorite and Useful Sewing Notion??
Thanks so much,
Glenda...the Good Stitch!