Hey friend! How you doing?! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!! My family and I traveled home and spent the holiday with our families there! We had the best time enjoying them, relaxing, and of course eating!! I ate too much so I'm looking forward to starting back on my green smoothies this week! I realize I haven't blogged anything about my new love for green smoothies, so look forward to new posts talking that, my fav smoothie recipes, and weight control soon!!
Today I'm really excited because I just uploaded the Sew With Me video for these Simplicity 8389 pants! These pants are awesome and so popular right now!! I blogged about them previous here so I won't go too much into detail but just know that I still love them!! LOL!
In the video, I talk about the one adjustment I had to make to the back rise of the pants. I made these before and the back of the pants didn't come all the way up to my waist in the back. So this time around I made sure to measure and add the extra amount of fabric I would need so the pants would fit!
For me, that measurement was 1 inch that I needed to add. Below I have little diagram on what I did to make this easy fit adjustment. (don't judge my pics, I made them myself LOL)
For this adjustment, I used the back pattern piece only, and a regular sheet of paper.
Taking the paper, I placed it under my pattern piece and taped them together.
Working at the rise ONLY, not the side seam, I added the 1 inch by measuring up 1 inch on the paper (plus seam allowance) from the pattern and grading the paper down to an angle to match the side seam. You don't want to add anything to the side seam, it need to match the front pant pattern! And thats it! You have a new adjusted back pattern piece!
If you're wondering, "how do I know if I need to make this adjustment?", you have a couple options. You can do tissue fitting, sew up a quick muslin, or measure the crotch length and depth of your pattern and compare them to your crotch length and depth measurements.
I hope the diagram and explanation helped! If you have any questions let me know, I'll do my best to answer! Be sure to LIKE, COMMENT, & SUBSCRIBE to the channel for more sewing videos!!
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the video and I'll talk to you Wednesday for a awesome holiday look!!