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Camille | September 21 2016

Sewing perfectly fitted pants is not impossible if you tackle fit issues one by one. Here is how to get rid of folds and gapes at the back of your Safran pants! Fitting pants is not always a very intuitive process. Around the hips and bum, many different aspects of your body shape can influence […]

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Camille | September 19 2016

One strong point of Safran is that it can be made in many different fabrics for a wide range of styles: denim, twill, cotton sateen or even pleather, as long as it has 20 to 30% stretch, it works! However not every fabric requires the same tools, especially when it comes to sewing machine needles. […]

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Camille | September 14 2016

In this tutorial, we’ll look into using the lengthen/shorten lines of the Safran pants to adjust the legs and rise. Like all Deer&Doe patterns, Safran is drafted for an average height of 5’6″ (1m68). Depending of your height and proportions, you might have to add or remove some length from the legs and/or rise. This […]

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Camille | September 12 2016

After looking at fabric choice, let’s dive into the notions you will need to make the Safran pants! As far as supplies go, Safran seems pretty straightforward at first: you’ll just need iron-on interfacing, a zipper, and a button. There are however a few subtleties: the interfacing needs to have some stretch, and the zipper […]

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Eléonore | September 7 2016

Let’s get technical today for the second post of #safranseptember! Many of you have asked for tips on grading your pattern between sizes: here’s how to do it. You have checked your measurements against Safran’s size chart, and ended up with a difference of one, two, or even three sizes between your hips and waist? […]

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