Welcome to a new pattern making class, in today’s class, I am going to teach you how to make shorts with a paper bag waistband.
The paper bag waistband is characterized by the fact that it has a ruffle or pleats at the top that are gathered or wrinkled, giving the effect of a paper bag.
This waistband can be achieved in different ways, today I am going to teach you how to do it with an elastic band.
Today’s class begins transforming our trousers blocks, the first transformation that we will make is to shorten the trousers to the desired measurement.
Then, since these pants have a lot of volume, I’m going to lower the crotch so that it is in tune with the trousers.
Next, we will go on to make the waistband with a paper bag effect.
Once this waistband is finished, we will add volume so that the elastic band has more exaggerated gathers and has a more visual effect.
Remember that the amount of volume that we add will depend on the final fabric that we are going to use.
To finish these trousers, we are going to industrialize the pattern where we will add all the seams, notches and annotations.
As always I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to make the same sample that I have done.
Although you can use all the techniques that you will learn in this class and change the design to one that you or your client like more.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises.
You already know that the best way to learn pattern making is by practising, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to make these shorts with a paper bag waistband.
You can send me this exercise in real size or half scale.
Please, try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations can be seen clearly and precisely so that I can send you better feedback.