I was very disappointed when I had to cancel my Pattern Drafting Class because of a work commitment. My fabric shop said they probably won't offer the class again for another 3-4 months. BUT on Tuesday, the teacher of the class called to say I could make up the missed lesson with a one-on-one session on Wednesday night, and then I could join the main group next Monday. Woo hoo hoo! What an opportunity!
Most of the class was spent taking very detailed measurements of my body - waist, high and low hips, length from center waist to floor and side to floor, circumferences of my thighs, knees and calfs, crotch depth, height of my knee... You name it, I now know exactly how big it is. I even had to bring scary spandex pants to wear in order to get a really accurate measure. (ewwwww!)
The point of the class is to make a sloper - basically a 2D image of yourself that you will then use to create patterns in whatever style you want that fit you perfectly. We spent the rest of the class doing some calculations - taking my specific measurements and adding the right amount of ease. (Ease is the amount of extra room you need to actually move and be comfortable in a garment.)
Next class we will draw our slopers. Then we will create a muslin to check that the fit is correct and work out any kinks. And at the end, I will (in theory) have solved my pants problem!