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Curated by In the Folds

Are you ready to make clothes you will wear, love and cherish?

In the Folds offers a monthly subscription that brings together patterns, techniques and answers your specific questions, all in one place, within the In the Folds community.

Curated by ITF projects will help you learn more skills, instead of just making more clothes.

Sewing a handmade wardrobe you are proud of is about learning the skills and building on them over time. With these resources (and access to our online community group), you will build a resource and pattern library that you can refer to on your handmade journey, empowering you to sew a wardrobe that you love, one piece and one skill at a time. We are excited for you to join us.

More information about Curated by In the Folds can be found here.

Choose the right subscription for you by checking out the details below.

Skill Builder

With the Skill Builder subscription, receive first access to new projects that include new patterns, fitting resources or hack kits - resources that will help you on your sewing, pattern making and fitting journey. 

You’ll gain access to:

  • New monthly projects: You will receive your first project when you sign up and then on the first of every month, you’ll receive a new project straight to your inbox. Each project will teach you new skills and build on what we’ve been learning each month.

  • Community-centred content: Sew-alongs, tutorials and sneak peeks of upcoming patterns and projects that we’re working on for you. 

  • Access to our ITF community platform: Connect with other makers. Share ideas, inspiration and questions in our exclusive online group.

    Feel supported as you work on the same project as other makers.

  • Be part of the future vision of In the Folds: Share your opinions and answer polls discussing new designs and future content. We want to make content that you’re going to love month after month. With your support, this is how we’re going to do it!

Super Supporter

For long-time supporters of In the Folds, our Super Supporter subscription enables you to get access to all of our exclusive monthly content in the Skill Builder tier whilst supporting the creation of our free content.

Many of you have asked us how you can support us further (thank you!) and this option ensures you also get access to the patterns and community first.

You will also receive a discount code each month.

You’ll gain access to:

  • New monthly projects: You will receive your first project when you sign up and then on the first of every month, you’ll receive a new project straight to your inbox. This will teach you new skills and build on what we’ve been learning each month.

  • Community-centred content: Sew-alongs, tutorials and sneak peeks of upcoming patterns and projects that we’re working on for you. 

  • Access to our ITF community platform: Connect with other makers. Share ideas, inspiration and questions in our exclusive online group.

    Feel supported as you work on the same project as other makers.

  • Be part of the future vision of In the Folds: Share your opinions and answer polls discussing new designs and future content. We want to make content that you’re going to love month after month. With your support, this is how we’re going to do it!

  • 10% off patterns: To thank you for your support and dedication to our brand, we'd like to say thank you by offering you a 10% discount code each month that you can use on PDF and printed patterns.

Skill Sharer

You love what we do at In the Folds and you would like to share it with another maker. 

The Skill Sharer tier enables you to pay for your own subscription to the Skill Builder tier and gift one to another maker who cannot afford the subscription at the moment. 

If you’d like to sign-up to receive a gifted membership from someone in our community find more details here. 

You and another member of our community will gain access to: 

  • New monthly projects: You will receive your first project when you sign up and then on the first of every month, you’ll receive a new project straight to your inbox. This will teach you new skills and build on what we’ve been learning each month.

  • Community-centred content: Sew-alongs, tutorials and sneak peeks of upcoming patterns and projects that we’re working on for you. 

  • Access to our ITF community platform: Connect with other makers. Share ideas, inspiration and questions in our exclusive online group.

    Feel supported as you work on the same project as other makers.

  • Be part of the future vision of In the Folds: Share your opinions and answer polls discussing new designs and future content. We want to make content that you’re going to love month after month. With your support, this is how we’re going to do it!

    PLEASE NOTE: This tier allows another maker access to the subscription (which we will organise). It is not gifting to a friend. If you would prefer to gift a membership to a friend or family member, select this membership tier and provide us with their name and email address in the notes at checkout. Please be aware that at this stage, gifted memberships are a manual process (we're working on it), which means your friend or loved one will not receive the project instantly.

This Month's Project

This month we’ll walk you through everything you need to do to sew a pants toile and prepare for a fitting with our Pants Fitting pattern and jam-packed Fit Kit. Now that you've spent time learning and practising the different skills and techniques required to sew pants, we're moving our focus on to fitting (and if you missed the last issue of Curated, not to worry, once you’ve signed up you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a copy!). 

We know that the process of fitting and making toiles can be overwhelming, but we firmly believe that if you are armed with the right knowledge and the support of a fantastic sewing community you will be able to make a pair of pants that you not only love and are proud of, but that fit your wonderfully unique and beautiful body like a glove. And can we let you in on a little secret? It’s not as hard as you think! With a workflow and a step-by-step process of the toile making and fitting process, you will feel confident to know exactly what you need to do and in what order. And our Fitting Checklist will become a handy resource that you can refer to time and time again.

We’ve created the pattern and Fit Kit so you can dip in and out as much as you’d like. If you’re a complete beginner to pants, just choose one or two alterations to focus on. Or if you’re ready, give a few a go and get stuck into creating those perfect fitting pants you’ve been dreaming about!

Project Details

Armed with a pants pattern, a comprehensive Fit Kit and a fitting checklist you will know exactly what you need to do to select a size, make a toile and conduct a fitting. We’ll then show you what to look for during the fitting process, and how to make alterations to the pattern to achieve a better fit.

We’ve written detailed tutorials on what to look for on your toile, how to make amendments, adapt the pattern and lastly (but definitely not least!), how to check that your alterations actually work.

You’ll then be able to take all these new skills with you whenever you approach a new pants pattern! Especially next month, when we show you how to design your very own pants patterns, using this month’s pattern as a base.

What you'll learn from this project

This month we’ll delve into:

  • How to sew a toile
  • The order of fitting pants
  • The difference between crotch length and crotch depth
  • How to remove those pesky draglines at the back of your pants!
  • Taking alterations from toile to pattern.
  • Essential pattern-making techniques needed to adapt patterns

Through our Fit Kit you will learn all the pattern alterations you need for pants fitting such as:

  • Adjusting crotch length or depth
  • Sway back
  • Full butt adjustment
  • Baggy back/ flat butt adjustment
  • Full / thin thigh adjustment
  • Thin thigh adjustment
  • Full tummy adjustment
  • Reshaping side seams
  • Adjusting dart width or length
  • Adjusting the waistband

    Pattern + Fit Kit

    With this month's issue you will receive the Pants Fitting pattern that will be used as a base to kick-start your pants fitting journey. The pattern sits on the waist and has a fly front, shaped waistband and back darts. The pants are drafted to be fitted around the waist and hips, before dropping into a wide legged pant. 

    The pattern has been kept as simple as possible to assist you with the toiling and fitting process. Once you are satisfied with the fit of the pants, you will be bale to use this pattern to design a range of different pant types.

    Digital product details

    The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file (A0 or US 36" x 48").

    SIZE A - J
    Print at home pattern: 30 pages.
    Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages.

    SIZE G - P
    Print at home pattern: 39 pages.
    Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages.

    The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

    The Pants Fit Kit: 84 pages containing a broad range of patternmaking and fitting tutorials to guide you through the process of fitting pants. The booklet is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper, or can be viewed onscreen using a PDF viewer.

    Pants Fitting sewing instructions: 19 pages.

    Difficulty

    We created a range of different fitting tutorials for the Pants Fit Kit. They have been designed so that no matter what your patternmaking or fitting experience is, there will be something for you.

    For those of you who are ready to dive right into getting everything fitting just how you like, work your way through the Pants Fitting Checklist from start to finish.

    If you’re a beginner, but feel confident to give Pants sewing and fitting a go, focus on just a couple of the tutorials. If you hit a problem, be sure to ask your questions in our Mighty Networks community. We’d love to help!

    Mighty Networks community

    Once again, we will be working on everything together in our online sewing community. This means that you will be able to ask questions, share photos of your toiles for feedback and connect with other makers who are also on a mission to learn new skills and sew clothing in a slow and conscious way. 


    The pattern is available in both sizes A - J and sizes G - P. Our size charts can be found here.

    This pattern is drafted for a height of 170cm (5’7”). Use the LENGTHEN/SHORTERN line on the pattern to make alterations to the length.

    Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here

    Pattern includes seam allowances.

    Suggested fabric

    This pattern has been designed to be made as a toile / muslin so you can concentrate on fit. We suggest using stable woven fabrics such as mid-weight cotton, cotton calico, cotton drill etc.

    Fabric requirements can be found here.

    Notions

    This pattern has been designed to be made as a toile / muslin so you can concentrate on fit. We suggest using stable woven fabrics such as mid-weight cotton, cotton calico, cotton drill etc.

    • Thread
    • 0.5m (0.5yds) x light to mid-weight fusible interfacing
    • Optional: trouser zip or standard dress zip (Please note: A zip is not required for a toile, but you can use one if you would like).
      - Sizes A-C: 15cm (6in)
      - Sizes D-F: 18cm (7in)
      - Sizes G-J: 20cm (18in)
      - Sizes K-P: 25cm (10in)

    More info

    Curated by In the Folds brings you projects that empower you to become a more confident maker. Sign-up today to receive your first project (the Pants Fitting pattern + Fit Kit) and then your recurring charge will continue on the first of each month, when you receive the new month's project. Cancel your subscription or skip a month anytime.

    The Pants Fitting pattern + Fit Kit is not currently available as a standalone product and is only available by signing up to Curated by ITF. It will be released as a standalone product in 2023.

    This resource is available by signing up to Curated by October 30th, 2022.

    Have a question?

    If you have a question about Curated by ITF visit our FAQ section for more information about the subscription.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the In the Folds community.

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