Pants: Fitting, Design, and Construction

Pants: Fitting, Design, and Construction provides clear, concise instructions on creating and fitting a basic pants pattern that fits you well. The book includes detailed instructions on how to design new styles from your basic fitting pants and constructions techniques for creating high-quality garments. You also get our downloadable ePatterns software to draft your custom-sized fitting pants and our world-famous measuring and fit support. Instructions are included for patterns generated in sewing pattern software and commercial paper patterns.

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Pants: Fitting, Design, and Construction by Judy Barlup, Karen Campbell, and Lisa Christman, Ph.D. Technical and Fashion Illustrator: Lisa Christman. Published by Wild Ginger Software, Inc., Auburn, AL. ©2016.

Textbook: 72 pp., Full Color, 8.5 x 11, soft cover, spiral, includes ePatterns custom-sized pattern software and Style Match body image and style analysis software, ISBN: 978-0-9791044-2-8

Most of us love to wear pants. Most of us who sew would love to be able to make pants that fit and flatter. Too many of us spend so much time trying to achieve great fit that we rarely complete pants that we are proud to wear. Included with this book is a method for fitting yourself and tried and true techniques for designing and constructing quality pants.

Once you have a basic pattern that fits properly, you will have the freedom to create your own designs and you will spend your time sewing rather than fitting pattern after pattern after pattern. You will look and feel great in every pair of pants you make!

The downloadable software that accompanies this book includes Wild Ginger’s ePatterns software that drafts a free fitting pants pattern and numerous articles on fit. In addition, Wild Ginger Software also offers totally free measuring and fit support. We will be happy to assist you in achieving great fit!



  • Create, construct, and fit a basic pants pattern.
  • Design a variety of styles from the basic fitting pattern.
  • Improve the technical elements of the pattern and adjust the pattern to accommodate the construction techniques.
  • Add design options for pockets, zippers, waistline finishes, and belt loops to create unique styles.
  • Construct quality pants using efficient methods.

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