The #pantfitting issue I posted on Insta stories the other day is still unresolved 🤔 I've never had much success with pant sewing. Every time I make a muslin, I get reminded of how short and 'non standart' my legs are, then I get upset, hide the muslin away and decide to just sew skirts and dresses instead. Which is silly, of course, because, as we all know, one of the biggest advantages of sewing your own clothes is that you can make it fit your own unique shape, whatever that shape is.
Anyway, self-image issues aside, here is what's happening with this particular pair: the biggest issue I see is the diagonal wrinkles along the side seams. The side seam is obviously not perpendicular to the floor and it should be, as far as I know. My best guess at the moment is that this is a result of two factors: (1) pronounced front thigh and (2) "strong" calves. The first one seems to be pulling the pant leg towards the front while the second one pulls it towards the back, resulting in what we see here. I may be way off base on this though. As I said, I haven't had much success with pant fitting before. If it's something you have seen before or experienced yourself, I would be super grateful for your suggestions. If not, I'm just glad to be able to talk it out 😊
P.S. The pattern is Vogue #V1517. It's a knit pant pattern. Mine is made out of stable polyester knit and is just hand basted together at the moment. The pattern has center front and center back seams which is great for fitting. If only I knew what it is I should do 🤓
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