Lisa B – Comparison of her Pants Block Drafts.

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I would like to introduce Lisa B who has been a student in my pattern making classes for her fourth year. As part of my research into the German pants block versus the "English" pants block that you can read about in my post - here - Lisa was one of my many students that drafted the German block. Originally she had drafted the standard block as part of my class ( 2010 ) - and we fitted the shape to her body and since then she has made many pairs of pants. Below are the photos Lisa wearing both pants block - the German and the English pants blocks for comparison. She made both blocks up in a "toile" and have not had any fitting adjustments made to either of them.

 

 

The photos show both blocks " straight out of the box ". For this comparison Lisa has used some of my "nasty nylon" - I have a massive amount of this cheap fabric I got on auction - It is lighter than calico but it is very unforgiving -  but does the trick for quick and dirty fitting. ( given that calico is very expensive these days. )

 


Lisa was so happy with the German block fit that she is now using this block as her main fit shape. Below you will see photos of her pants block comparison - German versus English.

English Pants Block - Front

English Pants Block - Front

German Pant Block Front

German Pant Block Front

German Pants Block - Side

German Pants Block - Side

English Pants Block - side

English Pants Block - side

 

German Pants Block - back

German Pants Block - back

English Pants Block - back

English Pants Block - back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next set of photos are the final pants that Lisa made from her German block. She has loved the fit of this block as against her initial fit block back in 2010. Lisa made her pleated pants in Off-White Wool crepe from Darn Cheap - they are fully lined, with 1 front pleat and side front slant pockets. I am sure you will all agree that she has done a wonderful job, and they look great on her.

 

Lisa's Wool Crepe Pants Front

Lisa's Wool Crepe Pants - Front

 

Lisa Wool Crepe Pants - side

Lisa Wool Crepe Pants - side

 

Lisa's Wool Crepe Pants - side

Lisa's Wool Crepe Pants - side

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If you would like to read my initial trial of the German versus the "English" pants block please read all about it here.

My next post will feature Donna W who has been a pattern making student of mine for 14 years. She is approx a size 18-20 in Australian standards and she has been drafting her pants block in another compare and contrast exercise.

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Cheerio and Good luck to you all. Ann from Designer Stitch School of Fashion and Design.

 

 

 

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