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321 Pants Lesson

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  • 1. Pants? Pants. Pants! A lecture on the shape of pants Gennette Gill Technical Communication (Comp 321) January 27, 2006
  • 2. Pants Goals
    • Using a sewing machine
    • Creating your own pants patterns
    • Making new pants styles
    • Understand the shape of pants
    • Visualize how to sew fabric together
    • Alter existing pants to fit better
    Non-Goals
  • 3. Organization
    • Develop a pants pattern
    • 1 look at the shape of pants
    • 2 come up with a pattern
    • 3 discuss resulting pants
    • 4 if pants are not acceptable, goto 1
    • See pants being sewn together
    • Discuss altering existing pants
  • 4. The Shape of Pants legs in pants basic pants shape the shape of one pant
  • 5. The Shape of Pants
  • 6. Modified Pant Design (front)
  • 7. What Goes Where waist hip thigh inseam
  • 8. Modified Pants Design (back) same length longer wider
  • 9. Putting It Together front back inseam
    • Sew the front to the back of each leg along the inseam
    • Sew right leg to left leg along the U
    • Sew the front to the back of each leg along the outer seam
  • 10. Making Alterations
    • If the crotch is too loose, which line do we need to change?
    • How do we change it, without adding any aditional fabric?
  • 11. Making Alterations
    • If the crotch is too loose, which line do we need to change?
    • How do we change it without adding any aditional fabric?
    • Shorten at the top
    • What else changes?
    • Waist may get bigger
    • Legs are shorter
    • Zipper and belt loops cut!
  • 12. Making Alterations
    • If the crotch is too loose, which line do we need to change?
    • How do we change it without adding any aditional fabric?
    • Shorten at the bottom
    • What else changes?
    cut here somehow
    • Less room across thigh
    • Legs narrower / differently shaped
    c1 discontinuity
  • 13. Making Alterations
    • If the crotch is too tight, which line do we need to change?
    • How do we change it, without adding any aditional fabric?
  • 14. Making Alterations
    • If the crotch is too tight, which line do we need to change?
    • How do we change it without adding any aditional fabric?
    • What else changes?
    • Waist gets smaller
    • Less room across hips
    • Zipper gets cut!
  • 15. Making Alterations
    • If the crotch is too tight, which line do we need to change?
    • How do we change it without adding any aditional fabric?
    • What else changes?
    • Less room across thighs
  • 16. Use Your Skills
    • Visualize how pants are put together.
    • Look at the pants you have:
      • How they are different from each other?
      • What properties will you look for when buying pants?
    • How would you modify your existing pants:
      • Too lose? Too tight? What needs to change?
      • What side effects will possible changes have?
    • Avoid mistakes when making pants
      • Visualize how the pattern will come together.
      • Small alterations based on your own measurements.
  • 17. Thanks To…
    • Chris Oates, my coach
    • Jose Bastardes, my pants model
    • Jeff Feasel, for my sewing machine and many valuable pants conversations
  • 18. Questions? Pants? Pants. Pants!