Sep 10, 2013

Highlights: August Fit & Sew Retreat

Yes this blog is not only dedicated to the lovely ladies who attended the SFD Fit & Sew Retreat this past August (it's hard to believe we're already in September and nearing the last quarter of this year), but also to the princess seam - in the pants leg, that is.

Why the princess seam?  Well when you introduce it into your pants pattern, it simply offer the option of refining the fit of the pant leg even more.  If you have a particularly flat butt, or very thin legs, or thin legs with a thick waist/torso, this seam is in the perfect location to truly shape that pant leg to your body curves.  In some of the following photos, you'll see the difference it can make.  So try not to negate or resist this concept, because once you've improved your pants fit to your satisfaction, you'll never go back.

Once again, ladies came from far and wide to attend this Sure-Fit Designs Fit & Sew Retreat. 

And then the fitting.  Notice the use of the princess line seam.

And if a princess line seam wasn't needed, the pants looked equally as good - in fact great on this diamond shaped hip student.

Just in case you are interested in how to add in a princess seam to the SFD pants leg, watch this short video - P.6.5 - How to draw a Fish-Eye Dart in Pants Back.  And though you may not be adding the Fish-Eye dart, the process to add the center leg seam is clearly explained in this video.

If you'd like to see a few more photos both of the fit results and the fashion garment projects, please just click through to Sure-Fit Designs Fit & Sew Retreat August 2013.

And even though the October 2013 class has long been full, soon I will be posting the 2014 dates, so please stay tuned.  Good fun and lots of learning is had by all.

1 comment:

  1. That is a trick I haven't tried yet. Very interesting.