Tutorials — Joggers

Exposed Elastic instead of standard waistband

The MyFit Joggers, MyFit Leggings, and MyFit Riding Tights all have great waistband options included in the pattern, but sometimes an exposed elastic is preferred for finishing the waist.  My husband recently asked for some base layers which was a perfect time to hack on an exposed elastic waistband. Exposed elastic is also a great option when using the MyFit Leggings or MyFit Riding Tights to make boxers.    Step 1: Waistband options When creating your pattern, select Yoga Waistband. This waistband is ideal, because it gives you a starting point for the length of the elastic as well as...

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Cynthia Browneller

Tips for using flat front, elastic back waistband

Tips for the flat-front waistband on the MyFit Joggers The number of style options in MyFit patterns makes them among the most versatile PDF sewing patterns available. On the MyFit Joggers, there are six waistband options alone. The large number of style options, means the combination of options, plus the pattern’s adjustments for fabric stretch and body measurements means the possible different patterns that can be generated is almost unlimited. For certain options however, some limits or caveats have to be added as a warning to avoid unwanted results from a combination of options that ends up being incompatible. The...

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Methods to preview and compare your custom Apostrophe patterns

Previewing your Apostrophe pattern is a great way to visualize what a custom generated pattern based on your measurements will look like. Sometimes, after making a toile or muslin, which is a practice garment, adjustments to your measurements will be needed or you may prefer a different style option than originally selected.  Comparing your first pattern to your adjusted pattern is an excellent way to check the changes before moving back to fabric. There are two ways to do this. First, by printing a miniature copy of your pattern in both the test and the adjusted pattern. Second, by using a...

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Using free vector editing software, Inkscape, to compare your Apostrophe patterns

In our last post, we discussed printing physical, miniature copies of your original and adjusted patterns to view the changes that happen to your pattern based on new options or measurements. Another method, which is completely digital, is to use a free program called Inkscape. In Inkscape we are able to overlay the two patterns digitally.  Let’s walk through that method now. You will need to have downloaded and installed Inkscape. Inkscape is a free program and a great tool, especially when comparing patterns. You can find it here.  Click on your operating system to begin the download. Before opening Inkscape...

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