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Draw the Waistband, Belt Loops, and Flys to Fashion Pants

Show the all-important fly.

Starting toward the bottom of the center front line, draw a short, dashed, curved line that goes to the right of the center front line and up to the waistband, creating a J.

The J-shaped line of the fly must be dashed because it represents stitching. A solid line would represent a seam, and every designer knows there’s not a seam there. The solid center front line must be centered, or your model will appear asymmetrical.

The fly can go to the left or the right of the center line. Today’s fashion trend is to place almost all buttons, including the button on the fly, on the right side. But like most fashion rules, this rule is made to be broken.

Some fashion designers follow the traditional placement of men’s buttons on the right, women’s on the left. If you place the fly to the left of the center front line in your drawing, use a backwards J shape.

Draw a second dashed line right next to the first one. Together, these two lines represent two rows of topstitching.

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