Thursday, April 8, 2010

Moving On...

I've been working on pant muslins so long I think I'm stuck. I'm just going to move it right along. I don't have a perfect fit yet but I want to get some other stuff done. I think I'll go from my last attempt and just fit as I go to get them as close as possible for now. Here are a couple pictures of my latest attempt.

I've tried all the fitting suggestions from my fitting books and other sewers but it's not working...what am I doing wrong?!? Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Not giving up but I'm moving on for now.

Happy Sewing!!


8 comments:

Sheila said...

Looks like you did a good job although you think it needs more tweaking.

Towanda said...

It looks like you need more body depth. Try increasing your front and back crotch lengths. Take the pants apart along the inseam. Baste a wedge of fabric along the top of each side of the inseam. I think that you need more room in the back then the front. Start by adding an extra 1.5" to the back. Keep tweaking it to you get it to your satisfaction. Good luck.

Tanya said...

I totally understand I think you have to use the books as guidelines but no one knows your body type better than you, you have to find what works for you. BTW I joined sew much talent when I saw it on your blog.

Omega said...

Towanda, Thanks for your suggestion. I'll try that (not sure when I'll get to it now) but I'll let you know how it worked out.
Thanks again.

Alethia said...

I agree with Towanda, it looks like you just need to add to your crotch length. Start out with maybe adding about 3/4" to the crotch back seam. Roberta Carr has an excellent resource for tailored fitting pants. I watched a video she had many years ago. But, I beliee there is a book out as well.
I hope this helps.

Andrea said...

When I first read your post and saw the pictures, I thought to myself it definitely needs to be lengthened across the crotch area. I see that Towanda has mentioned that, and I agree with what she said. Otherwise, your pants are really looking good so far.

Thanks by the way for the comment you left me about my jacket. I am really loving it.

Sister said...

Hi - just found your blog, and let me say my Jalie pants look EXACTLY like yours! I'm just plowing on through and finishing them because I'm done with trying to fix them. I got to be with Sandra Betzina for a workshop last month, and she did the same thing Towanda, Alethia, and Andrea said - she added to what she calls the "hook" of the back crotch to get rid of wrinkles to the knee. (I just didn't have enough fabric to fix these).

angie.a said...

I have NO idea. hahaha! My pants always get to this stage, where they look "good" but just not good enough to me! On the other hand, they look fabulous on you and you're almost there! I get those diagonal wrinkles at my side/hip too, and I think I need more height at the waist for that area to go over my hip fluffiness. Just another thing to try, in case the crotch stuff doesn't fix everything.

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