Sewing Tip 36

Vogue 8267Lycra blend fabrics while comfortable to wear often do not retain their shape in areas of stress (such the knee, across the thigh and the seat) in pants.

After the pants are worn once, the shape reflects your body which may not be what you want.

Another consideration is that lycra blends do not press well.  Plan on topstitching to flatten seams and details.

Want to make a great-fitting pair of pants? Power Sewing offers the following resources:

ENROLL in Power Sewing’s Online Sewing Classes where you can watch classes such as “Pants Front Stay“.

REFER to your copy of the Power Sewing Toolbox Volumes 1 and get access to 500 great tips and techniques.

READ 60-Minute Pant Pretest, Article 19, available only to our online sewing students.

WATCH the Pants Fitting Pointers DVD 2