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Easy Guide to Sewing Pants (Sewing Companion Library) [Paperback]

Lynn MacIntyre
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31 Dec 1998 Sewing Companion Library
Fitting a pair of pants is one of the most challenging tasks for the home sewer, From choosing the right pattern size and style to finishing off a perfect hem, readers will get clear instructions at every step, Includes how to take careful body measurements to make a pair of pants that fits perfectly and is more flattering than anything off the rack.-- Offers advice on choosing flattering patterns and fabric.-- Teaches how to adjust a commercial pattern for almost any body type.-- Instructs on inserting a perfect fly zipper, adding elastic to a waistband and more.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc (31 Dec 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561582336
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561582334
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,086,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and informative. Well laid out. 14 April 2001
I am in my third year of a dressmaking course. We only have 2 hours per week in class. This year we are learning to make trousers. My class tutor bought this book from Amazon as a christmas gift for me. The book was extremely well laid out and very easy to understand. As I don;t know a lot of the dressmaking terminology, I found that this is one book I can understand and I am now lost without it as a reference book. Anyone who has difficulty grasping the basics of sewing trousers I would highly recommend this book. You won't be sorry at all!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good for all ranges of skills 6 Feb 2004
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This is one of an excellent series. The book starts at the real basics and works up. Very easy to follow. Clear pictures show what you need to do. Looks at fabric basics, construction techniques and fit. Tells you how to adjust patterns for things such as wide thighs, bow legs, large tummy etc. Considers various styles & talks through thoughts around these styles. Also recommends style details to use/avoid depending on your shape. I've been sewing for a long time but I still found things to learn here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good reference book 20 April 2014
By Mrs P
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to make closer fitting trousers. As it says in the book, to sew a pair of trousers is very simple; to get a good fit isn't. It highlights the differences between basic trouser patterns and how to refine the fit to your own measurements and uniqueness; it shows you how to construct the pattern every step of the way, showing you how to alter the pattern design to make it more your own; it analyses different fabrics and notions to use. I am not a novice dressmaker but have found this book to be of great use; I have found myself referring to it more and more. A great buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and detailed 1 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I particularly liked the photographs of fitting problems and fine tuning the fit, which were comprehensive. This book sits alongside the excellent Pants for Real People by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto - both being excellent guides to pant making. I will use the Lynn Macintyre's book as a quick reference, when checking fine tuning details, as I sew, I think, as it is the Kindle format, which makes it easy to find things. The Palmer and Alto book is in hard copy, and I will use this before cutting out, when I get new patterns, to alter them to suit. Or I will check in both, just to make sure. Very pleased with both books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Guide to Sewing Pants 19 Jun 2000
By Nancy J Wiesner - Published on Amazon.com
Having bought and looked at a number of different books to help me with fitting pants/slacks, including those by Palmer/Pletsch, Gale Griggs and others, I kinda gave up. I needed a guide in plain English, easy to use, and not overwhelming. In other words, a tool I would use. I picked up this book, "Easy Guide to Sewing Pants," at the library just because it was there. After reading and using it, I am greatly impressed! Have tried fitting my first pair of pants for my mother and they were perfect! Fit, ease, grain, hang of legs were absolutely perfect. This book purchase is a definite boon to my sewing library. I highly recommend this book to all of us who wish to learn more about the art of fitting slacks/pants.
62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Pants Book 18 Jan 2002
By Marianne P. Luckett - Published on Amazon.com
The "Easy Guide to Sewing Pants" is the only book you will ever need to have a great pair of pants that truly fits you perfectly. I had tried many different approaches over the years but never achieved the fit I needed until I bought this book. Ms. MacIntyre's diagrams for fitting problem areas are clear, easy- to-follow; and best of all, they work! Her step-by-step instructions on how to make design changes to your basic pattern will give you many different looks with having to go through the fitting process again. I was so excited when I made a style change to my pattern and didn't have to worry about whether they would fit. No more frustration!! If that's not enough, I also found Ms. MacIntyre's construction techniques to be absolutely the best and gave me very professional results. The "Easy Guide to Sewing Pants" is a "must" for any sewer's library.
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Guide to Sewing Pants 3 Jun 2001
By Suzanne Fox - Published on Amazon.com
For fitting and making pants, I have found the "Easy Guide to Sewing Pants" an invaluable source. The book delivers a goldmine of information that really works. Ms. MacIntyre's meticulously thorough instructions are presented in clear, concise easy-to-grasp prose that I found a constant source of pleasure when I need to search for answers. This classy book sets high standards and is a cherished addition to my sewing library.
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Pants Book in the Universe 19 Nov 2005
By Lennie's Girl - Published on Amazon.com
After not sewing for about 15 years, I decided it was time to make some nice pants. My body had changed and I had difficulty identifying the myriad fitting problems. What a disaster!!!! Of course, I had invested hundreds of dollars in wonderful material and there it sat. I bought this book and went to work. This lady knows her stuff. My pants are fab and I finally understand how to fit pants to my body. I encourage any sewer at any level of accomplishment to get this wonderful book. The language is clear, the drawings and photographs are explicit and specific and address the process of making pants in a modern way. Lynn, wherever you are, thanks for a great book.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thin but MIGHTY 8 Feb 2007
By kinhunter25 - Published on Amazon.com
This book may be thin in size but it is MIGHTY in the information contained. I'd taken a leave of absence from sewing and changed shapes in the meantime - older patterns didn't fit anymore. With the help of this book, I'm back in business AND have learned all kinds of things I wish I had learned years ago. Can't say enough good things about this very easy to understand, logically presented book. Way to go Lynn.
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