Basic Pant/Jean Front Flat in AI - Part 1- #16

Basic Pant (Pants)/Jean Front Flat in AI – Part 1- #16

Basic Pant (Pants)/Jean Front Flat in AI – Part 1- #16

In this lesson, we will create the basic pant (pants) and jean shape with which we will develop into a pair of jeans, later on. We will create a fly front, pockets and waistband and we will also look at the shape of crotch curves.


Module Description Step
1 Creating a New File and Setting Up the Center Front Guideline 1-11
2 Drafting the Outline of the Pant 1-41
3 Shaping the Back View 1-12
4 Making the Center Front Seam 1-11
5 Making the Front Waistband 1-18
6 Drawing the Fly Front 1-15
7 Completing the Waistband Closure 1-10
8 Creating the Basic Pant Pocket 1-9
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MODULE 1 • Creating a New File and Setting Up the Center Front Guideline

Step Description
1A Before we begin, note that complete Mac and Windows Commands, Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse directions are written in the script, and mentioned only in the audio.The video shows only Mac Commands, using a one-button mouse.Here are the Keyboard Shortcut abbreviations and differences:

  • Mac: Command (Cmd) =  Windows: Control (Ctrl)
  • Mac: Option (Opt) = Windows: (Alt)
  • Shortcut directions are written as follows:
    • Cmd/Ctrl + Keyboard Letter
    • Opt/Alt + click

This means press & hold the Command key if you have a Mac, or the Control Key if you have Windows, then press the letter, or perform the action, etc….

1B A note on Mouse actions:

  • Two-Button Mouse: Right Click to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu
  • One-Button Mouse: Press & Hold the Control (Ctrl) Key while you click on the Art Board, to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu.

If you have a one-button mouse for your Mac, you might want to configure it to act like a two-button mouse:

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Open up the Mouse options
  • On the “Point & Click” page, check the box to the left of “Secondary Click: Click on Right Side”.
  • Your Mouse will now work like a Two-Button Mouse
2 For this lesson you will need the file Front Flat Croquis & Pants. This can be found and downloaded below this video. Begin by downloading the file and opening it in Illustrator.


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