I use this same technique at the hem line but this time I measure out 4-1/2" on either side of the center grain line at my hem.
Join the knee to the hem connecting your new cross marks along the side seam and inseam.
Next I blend the line using my fashion ruler from the knee to the hip, and then from the knee to the crotch.
Additionally I need to raise the crotch/inseam point up by 1/2". The red line is my stitch line, the blue line is my cut line and the pencil line is my original pattern tracing.
I also need to make a waistband which needs to have a finished width of 3". Next I measure the patterns waistline stitch line on the front and back patterns, multiply by 2 which gives me a finished length of 31". I am now ready to make a pattern piece...a long rectangle which measures 31" x 6" and lets not forget to add the 3/8" seam allowance.
Voila' my yoga pattern is ready to try.
If your pant pattern is already for stretch fabrics you will choose your pant size based on your hip measurement. Don't forget to adjust the leg length by measuring your inseam and then comparing it to the inseam on the pattern. Most patterns have a lengthen or shorten line marked about mid leg..adjust yours to suit at this point.
You can also check the crotch length, by taking a tape measure and measuring between your legs from your back waist through to your front waistline. Stop and start the measuring where you want the rise of your pants to be. Compare this to your pattern by first marking the stitching line along your crotch seam. Then using your tape measure, follow the stitch line on the front and back and compare to your desired crotch length. Adjust accordingly.
Well that is all for today. Please post any questions you may have. Don't forget to pre-wash your fabrics, very important with knits. And look for the sewing turorial of these pants later this week.
|start here at desired back pant rise and bring through the legs|
|to the front up to desired pant rise.|