Fitting Some Damn Pants

I am really trying to fit some slim-fit pants. I can do high-waist, wide-leg pants, but anything slim-fitting is just a shit show.

I was inspired by some pants in the Burda  December 2017 issue to try pants that have a back yoke, a little back elastic, and slim legs with zippers at the ankles.  Here is my muslin with gridlines per the Palmer-Pletsch method to identify trouble spots:

You’ll see from the side views that the lines that should be horizontal are dipping – that’s because my ass needs more fabric in the back. I am not sure where the wrinkles in the front are coming from, or what the solution is there.

The elastic in the back is doing bupkes. Besides that there is a crazy number of wrinkles and weird angles in the back. And twisting around the calves.

Basically, a shit show. Is it worthwhile to continue?


Author: shoes15

I live in Connecticut, USA with my husband and my dog, in an old house outfitted with a sewing room, a garden, an orchard, and a big liquor cabinet.

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