Pattern Drafting Crash Course – Pants Child

Waist To Ankle (Inseam)Waist Arc
Crotch DepthHip Depth
Outseam
1) Side seam- pants length. Square out at top &
bottom to both sides
2) Side hip depth- measure down and square
out to both sides
3) Crotch depth- measure down from top
crotch depth and square out to both sides
4) Waist to knee- square out to both
sides
5) Center back- formula: waist arc +
dart intake (see Miniature Draft Chart) + ease (see
Miniature
Draft Chart)
6) Back hip arc- from center back towards side seam7) Back hip depth- from hip line measure
up and mark
8 ) Crotch bisect- at crotch level bisect
(45° angle) and mark out according to
Miniature Draft Chart)
9) Crotch curve- using your French curve
draw a curve from the mid-point to the crotch line
touching the tip of the bisect
10) ) Hip- Draw in hip line with French
curve
11) Center front- formula: waist arc + dart intake
(see
Miniature
Draft Chart) + ease (see
Miniature Draft Chart)
12) front hip arc- from center front
towards side seam
13) Back hip depth- from hip line measure
up and mark
14) Crotch bisect- at crotch level bisect
(45° angle) and mark out according to Miniature Draft Chart
15) Crotch curve- using your French curve
draw a curve from the mid-point to the crotch line
touching the tip of the bisect
16) Hip- Draw in hip line with French
curve
17) Inseam (crotch side)- square down
to bottom Inseam measurement Outseam (side seam) -From
Crotch level measure down Outseam measurement. The
distance between the lines at the bottom should be
no smaller than the Around Foot measurement.
18) Inseam (crotch side)- square down
to bottom Outseam (side seam) -measure over around
foot measurement and mark connect mark to crotch level
line