TROUSERS Fit-n-Sew Along

Welcome to the MariaDenmark Trouser Fit-n-Sew Along!

All you have to do, to be a part of this Fit-along is to comment on this post, and if you have a blog, it would be nice if you add the button. Also. Please join the MariaDenmark Sewing group on Flickr, where we can share pics of the fitting process, and learn from each other.

Trousers are relatively simple to sew, but they can be a nightmare to fit, because there are so many curves and spaces that go together. No pattern will fit all people the same – there are so many variables in a trouser pattern that to get one to fit you well, you need to alter the pattern.

This FIT-n-SEW-along is different from other trouser sew-alongs because it focuses on how you can fit your trousers yourself – even as a beginning sewist! It’s a relatively simple method and one that doesn’t require a muslin (all though you could make one if you’d like). I am no expert (and I am not a certified tissue-fitter!) but I have been using this method for almost a decade and have been very happy with my results. Recently I’ve experimenting with fitting other people and have looked at body spaces as a way to simplify the fitting process. But I’m constantly learning as well, and always interested in learning more, so I’d love to hear your ideas.

TROUSERS Fit-n-SEW-along at

We are going to start by evaluating the pattern and comparing crotch curves and bodyspaces. Then we are going to get the pattern ready for tissue fitting and will tissue fit it to our individual bodies (I will leave room for Q &A’s and will help in evaluating fit).

After the tissue fitting we will move on to cutting and marking the fabric and getting the trousers ready for the pin fitting, then we’ll do the actual pin fitting (with another post for evaluating your fitting issues and for Q and A). Then we just need to finish sewing the trousers, and we’ll finish off with a bunch of really nice fitting wide legged trousers.

Here I’ll gather links to the posts, the participants and also additional information. Have fun!

  1. Gathering you supplies for the Fit-a-long.
  2. About  and Buttons
  3. Optional: The MariaDenmark Winnie Wide Legged Trousers
  4. Trousers-Fit-along #1: Prepare the Pattern
  5. Trousers-Fit-along #2: Crotch Curves and getting ready for tissue fitting
  6. Trousers-Fit-along #3: Begin tissue fitting!
  7. Trouser-Fit-along #4: More Tissue Fitting Issues
  8. Trouser-Fit-along #5: Preparing for Pin Fitting
  9. Trouser-Fit-Along #6: Pin fitting
  10. Trouser-Fit-Along #7: Issues