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Quick Tip Tuesday l How to Smooth the Wrinkles Behind the Leg

…When you’re fitting a jean or snug pant pattern.  Hey Everyone, it’s Quick Tip Tuesday…and I’m still trying to get use to the time change.  Is it me, or does it get  harder to “spring forward” as you get older???   …I think so 🙂

Anyway, I’m excited about today’s quick tip because I’m hoping it will help lots of ladies get a better fit when they are working on their jean patterns.  There are a few ways to get rid of excess vertical length along the back leg…  This particular method has been really successful in my hands-on fitting workshops.  So, when Kate sent me a picture of her butt, with permission show everyone, I decided that it would be a perfect quick tip!!

Basically, you pin out the excess length in the back by creating a diagonal pleat from side seam to the inseam.  The amount you pin out is the amount you need to get rid of.   I’ll start by showing you how to pin out the excess… Then I’ll show you how to transfer this adjustment to your back leg pattern piece.   Take a look at the video tutorial and let me know what you think!

 

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