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1.16 Full Thigh Adjustments (Trousers)

Tuesday Techniques!

This video covers one of the areas that can often need adjustments particularly if you have a full bottom - the Thighs. The weight in this area can be distributed in different ways so depending on your particular body shape this session gives you a few options to consider to help make your adjustment.

If you find that when you view your body from the side your thighs seem to be quite rounded at the front then you might benefit from a full thigh adjustment. This can help to improve the way that the trousers hang and also how comfortable they are to wear.

If you have a pear shape you may find that your thighs are wider at the outside and so in this case you may want to make an adjustment to add more width on the outside seam.

In this Tuesday Techniques session I explain

  • how to assess your body to see if this is an adjustment you might need

  • different body shapes that might require this adjustment

  • how to make the pattern adjustments three different ways on your pattern piece

If you have a pattern that you want to work on then why not give these modifications a try as you watch the video.

If you want to find out more about how to make a toile then check out this post: What is a toile and why do I need one?

If you have a pattern that is not a simple pair of trousers like the ones in these examples and would like pointers on how to apply this change to that specific pattern please let me know either in the Facebook Group or by email and I can share some tips and techniques to help you tweak this process for your garment.

If you have any questions then I love to help so email me at and if you have any a-has or inspiration from this session let me know in the comments below.

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