Many of you have requested a chart to know exactly how much ease is needed for a closer fit around the hips in your One-Seam Pant© and how to make the simple alteration to your pattern.

If you would like your One-Seam Pant© to have a snugger fit, or if you fall between two sizes, here is a quick alteration for both the straight leg and tapered leg styles.

The pattern will be adjusted along the grain line (you will find it in the center of the tissue pattern on both styles) from the top of the casing (raw edge) to the bottom of the hem (raw edge).

You need to measure your full hip circumference...wherever your hips are the largest size (this may be your tummy or your upper thigh), then place yourself in the chart below and proceed with the adjustment along the grain line.  I have only added 3” of ease to each hip measurement in the smaller sizes and 3½” in the mid to larger sizes.

I have found it easier (and more accurate) to cut along the grain line, draw a pencil line parallel to the grain line, overlap the amount indicated for your size, and tape into place. It might not seem like a big adjustment, but because of a left and right leg, the amount is doubled.

Once the hip circumference alteration is finished, continue with the instructions on page 2, column 3 of the pattern instructions to arrive at the depth of crotch.  

STRAIGHT LEG STYLE FOR ONE-SEAM PANT© WITHOUT POCKETS

YOUR HIP MEASUREMENT

CUT PATTERN SIZE

REMOVE THIS AMOUNT FROM GRAIN LINE  ON TISSUE

37”

XS

-½”

38”

XS

NOTHING

39”

SM

-1”

40”

SM

-½”

41”

SM

NOTHING

42”

MD

-1”

43”

MD

-½”

44”

MD

NOTHING

45”

LG

-1”

46”

LG

-½”

47”

LG

NOTHING

48”

XL

-1”

49“

XL

-½”

50”

XL

NOTHING


TAPERED LEG STYLE FOR ONE-SEAM PANT© WITHOUT POCKETS

 

YOUR HIP MEASUREMENT

 

CUT PATTERN SIZE

 

REMOVE OR ADD THIS AMOUNT FROM

GRAIN LINE  ON

TISSUE

 

35”

 

XS

 

-¼”

 

36”

 

SM

 

-½”

37”

 

SM+

 

-1”

38”

 

SM+

 

-¼”

39”

 

MD

 

-½”

40”

 

MD+

 

-⅞”

41”

 

MD+

 

-⅜”

42”

 

LG

 

-1”

43”

 

LG

 

-½”

44”

 

LG

 

NOTHING

45”

 

LG+

 

-¾”

46”

 

LG+

 

-¼”

47”

 

LG+

 

+¼”

48”

 

XL

 

-½”

49“

 

XL

 

NOTHING

50”

 

XL+

 

-¾”

 

51”

 

XL+

 

-¼”

 

52”

 

XL+

Cut along

 

 

 

grainline

add   +¼” tissue

 

53”

 

XL+

Cut along grainline

add   +¾” tissue

 

54”

 

XL+

Cut along

 

 

 

grainline

add  +1¼” tissue

 

55”

 

XL+

Cut along grainline

add +1¾” tissue

 

56”

 

XL+

Cut along grainline

add +2¼” tissue

 

Sizing chart for One Seam pants WITH POCKETS

STRAIGHT LEG STYLE FOR ONE-SEAM PANT©

YOUR HIP MEASUREMENT

CUT PATTERN SIZE

REMOVE  or ADD THIS AMOUNT TO GRAINLINE  ON TISSUE

37”

XS

NOTHING

38”

XS

+½”

39”

SM

-½”

40”

SM

NOTHING

41”

SM

+½”

42”

MD

-½”

43”

MD

NOTHING

44”

MD

+½”

45”

LG

-½”

46”

LG

NOTHING

47”

LG

+½”

48”

XL

-½”

49“

XL

NOTHING

50”

XL

+½”


TAPERED LEG STYLE FOR ONE-SEAM PANT© WITH POCKETS

 

YOUR HIP MEASUREMENT

 

CUT PATTERN SIZE

 

REMOVE  or ADD THIS AMOUNT TO GRAINLINE  ON TISSUE

 

35”

 

XS

 

+¼”

 

36”

 

SM

 

NOTHING

37”

 

SM

 

+½”

38”

 

SM+

 

+¼”

39”

 

MD

 

NOTHING

40”

 

MD+

 

+½”

41”

 

MD+

 

+¼”

42”

 

MD+

 

+⅝

43”

 

LG

 

NOTHING

44”

 

LG

 

+½”

45”

 

LG+

 

-¼”

46”

 

LG+

 

+¼”

47”

 

XL

 

-½”

48”

 

XL

 

NOTHING

49“

 

XL

 

+½”

50”

 

XL+

 

-¼”

 

51”

 

XL+

 

+¼”

 

52”

 

XL+

Cut along

grainline

add   +¾” tissue

 

53”

 

XL+

Cut along grainline

add  +1¼” tissue

 

54”

 

XL+

Cut along

grainline

add  +1¾” tissue

 

55”

 

XL+

Cut along grainline

add +2¼” tissue

 

56”

 

XL+

Cut along grainline

add +2¾” tissue