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Trouser seat shapes
« on: March 25, 2016, 05:16:28 AM »
This is from the 1951 Mitchell System and discusses the normal seat and the two deviations: full and flat seat and the kind of trouser back that should be cut for a certain deviation. It's a good one-page overview and in particular reminds you that, as is quite often the case, people with a flat seat do not necessarily have a small seat measure.

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Re: Trouser seat shapes
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 03:07:43 PM »
This is of interest to me for two reasons:

- I personally need a flat seat adjustment for nice fitting trousers

- Antique drafting systems (e.g. DeVere's, ca. 1866) that I use for historical reenactment clothing often have a full seat and slanted seat line like Diagram IIC.  This makes very comfortable trousers, especially for sitting; but not very stylish looking.

I'm trying to understand the theory better.  What does the dotted line in the figure represent, the front side of the trousers?


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Re: Trouser seat shapes
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 06:24:00 PM »

Its just the right angle from the vertical line of the pattern.
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