This information is available
only to customers who purchased my European Cut.
Since I am still working on my next
books and it is taking me longer than I anticipated, I decided to release
partial material from Making Pants Patterns book, for free,
until my books are finished.
This three-part set of
instructions, with very simple drawings, includes the following information:
Ease for Pants. These notes describe various types of
ease, degrees of fit, and basic styles of pants. Choose between one of the six
basic categories of pants before you start the conversion of your pants sloper
into a sewing pattern. The last page of the notes includes Ease Chart for
Pants. This separate chart shows total ease allowances for various types
Quick Notes. Making Tapered-Leg Pants. These
instructions include an example that shows the conversion steps for basic
semi-fitted pants with straight waistband and center back zipper. As a bonus,
I added instructions on how to make a waistband with center front button and
mock fly zipper.
From Trousers to Slacks. These instructions
explain how to adjust your European Cut pants sloper (a trousers sloper)
into a slacks sloper by shortening the length of the back crotch curve. With
this simple adjustment you can make a pair of pants that fit either like
trousers or like slacks. (Jeans sloper is not included yet.)
Both inches and centimeters are
used in the instructions.
The three PDF files have a total of
25 pages and altogether are about 4 MB.
I keep a complete list of my
customers. If you purchased European Cut and would like to
receive my PDF, send an e-mail to:
Please include your name and