In this post you'll see that I use my pant sloper to compare the crotch curve on the sloper to the curve on the Clover pant pattern. Just some small adjustments were made. I use my sloper to make pants, but I also use it as a guide whenever I want to use a commercially drafted pattern. A pant sloper is a great tool to have. So I hope this series of posts will help you achieve a sloper that you'll be happy with.
Moving along with our pant drafting series, we will now take our measurements. My pictures are not the best, but I think you will be able to get an idea of the measurements that you will need.
Be sure to hold the tape measure exactly at your waistline. If you are a little unsure as to where your waistline is, bend to one side. At the bend is your waist.
So sorry about the fuzzy picture. Be sure to hold the tape measure at the fullest part of your hips. For ease, I place 3 fingers between myself and the tape measure.
3. Hip Point Length
Measure from your waist to the fullest point of your hip.
4. Crotch Depth
For this measurement, sit on a hard bottom chair. Measure from your waist to the seat of the chair with the tape measure angles slightly forward.
5. Waist to Ankle Length
Hold the tape measure at your waist and measure from waist to ankle bone.
This one is a little tricky and it is best to have someone take this measurement for you. Measure from your crotch to your ankle bone. Since my husband was taking the picture, I had to do my best, but I think you get the idea. It's not best to bend as I am in the picture.
In a seated position, with knee bent, measure around the knee.
8. Leg Opening
With toes pointing out, measure around the heel and ankle. Be sure that the tape measure is not so tight that you would not be able to pull your foot through.
In the next post, I will give you the drafting instructions.
Good luck with your measurements!!