NOTE! The adaptations on this website are NOT individually adaptations for ready made pants. They are general adaptations for pants to seated position. Please read the instructions under “IMPORTANT to read before adapting pants” first!
Entrance page for pants adaptations to seated position
Each pants adaptation will be individualised depending ont the pair of pants you are adapting. There is no standardises pattern pieces, as each pattern piece has to be derived from the pants you are intending to adapt. Measurements are offered as a guide. You may be lucky enough to be successful on your first attempt, or it may take some trial an error to discover which adaptation fits you. You may also need to try different styles and sizes of pants.
All the adaptations on the jeans and pants are made as simple as possible. Some adaptations will work for some people and some will not. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error before finding the right combination of pants/jeans adaptations that suit you best.
It was important for us to keep the jeans and pants looking as much like the original garment as possible, so we have tried to find a balance between a successfully adaptation that make the garment more functional that does not alter he appearance of the garment more than was necessary.
Types of adaptations available for pants
The point of this adaptation is to raise the back side of the pants to a higher level and give it some curve around the backside area. This is done not only to make it sit higher but to stop the tightness and cutting across the front waist that is often an issue with pants and jeans when one is in a sitting position.
This adaptation shows you how to lengthen the fly in a pair of jeans. It is a useful adaptation made to make pants easier to get into or for personal hygiene reasons.
This adaptation shows you how to replace the regular rivet style button on jeans with a hook and eye.
The knee tuck is designed to give the knee area a slight curve which can be beneficial to reducing some of the bulkiness that occurs behind the knee when one is in a sitting position.
The pocket adaptation is designed to close the pockets, which can gape open and are often useless to those who sit. It also remove some of the bulkiness that a pockets can cause on the upper thighs.
Zips in the sides were a trial adaptation but they were unsuccessful due to the nature of a ready made garment. If you require pants with zips in the side it is recommended that you make the pants from scratch. Information on where to put in zips in garments are available under page for simple adaptations.
You can of course try to adapt ready made pants and depending on how skilled/meticulous you are and the quality of the pants the results will vary. For instructions on how to sew in zips in seams read the instructions for zips in non stretch skirts. Putting in zips in pant seams are done the same way.