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The pattern needs to be made to fit the individual: it’s recommended that you make up a trial pair with a cheap fabric eg cotton linen. As a beginner cutting all the pieces oversized is good to allow for adjustment. Initially, pin or sew them loosely so that you can easily make alterations.
TAKING THE MEASUREMENTS.
It’s always best to get somebody else to measure you. Put on a pair of trousers that fit you comfortably and that come as far up your body as you want your new trousers to reach –
Use a tape measure to take the following measurements, and record the values. Double-check all these measurements before cutting. A good tailor measures twice and cuts once.
The measurements you need to take are clearly illustrated in this diagram. All measurements are In inches
WA = Waist To Ankle or can also be called the trouser length . Measure the vertical distance from your waist to the ankle. Measure at the side of your body.
KA = Knee To Ankle length. Measure the vertical distance from the back of your knee to your ankle.
Ankle Width= Measure loosely around your ankle, and make sure that you’ll b
e able to pass your foot through this measurement.
Knee Width= Measure loosely around your knee: you need to be able to bend your knee with the trousers on.
Thigh Width= Measure loosely around the top of your thigh.
Hip Width= Measure around the widest part of your hips.
Waist= measure loosely around your waist.
now let’s begin!
- My Assumed measurements and calculations
- To measure and cut, fold the material into two.
Waist =32 : waist/4 = 8 +1 ( sewing allowance) = 9
Hips =36: hips/ 4 =9 +1 (sewing allowance)=10
Thigh= 24 : thigh /2 = 12. sewing allowance is added while cutting the back
Knee= 16: knee/2 =8 sewing allowance is added while cutting the back
Ankle =14: ankle/2 = 7 sewing allowance is added while cutting the back.
WA (TROUSER LENGTH) = 34