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blessedtosew
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Date: 11/26/10 11:46 AM

I just made HotPatterns 1016. This is how the pants look from the back before I started taking them in.

I thought they looked too baggy in the rear, so I began taking them in. I started at the intersection point at the crotch and scooped in the seam at the back seam. That still wasn't enough so I did a little more. Then I took a deeper seam at the inside legs and at the outside legs. I am still getting baggy rear syndrome. Here is the pic of how they look now.

I am so frustrated. They feel more fitted but they still have that extra fabric right below my rear. Does anyone have any suggestions about what to do next, or should I just wear them as they are? I am sorry the pics aren't larger, but this is all flickr will let me post. Thanks.

-- Edited on 11/26/10 11:58 AM --

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Date: 11/26/10 11:48 AM

Can't see the photos.

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Date: 11/26/10 11:54 AM

Quote: sewsally
Can't see the photos.

I think they are up there now. Thanks.
-- Edited on 11/26/10 11:58 AM --
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Date: 11/26/10 1:42 PM

If they bunch under your buns, then the crotch length is probably too
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Date: 11/26/10 3:05 PM

It's hard to tell with the photos(they are small). I don't see any baggies. Remember you will need some give in the back to sit down with. Where exactly is the bagginess? Is it right under your butt or more across the back of your legs?

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Date: 11/26/10 3:06 PM

Can't tell exactly. Looks like you stand with your hips forward vs sway back. The distance from knee to crotch is to long and back thigh to full. To figure out how much pin a tuck horizontal until excess is taken out. The actual correction is different. I need to see if the image is in my files on PR. Will get back to show you what you do.

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Date: 11/26/10 3:53 PM

If you are scooping out, aren't you adding space to the rear end (therefore making the pants more baggy in the back)? Wouldn't you sew the centre back seam less deep and shave off extra width at the side seams?
I think that's what I've read here before.
The other thought is to take a tuck from top to bottom on the back trouser piece, as it looks like you might have too much fabric in the back thigh.
Food for thought; I would definitely defer to the experts!

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Date: 11/26/10 4:14 PM

Your pants are doing the same thing that pants do on me. Here is my series of frustrations in a thread Pants fitting woes .

I can't say I have my problem solved and had to take a break from pants to gather my sanity. I think the solution lies somewhere between.
1)Thin thighs.
2)Flat-ish butt
J Stern baggy bum solution
Debbie Cook Fish eye Dart
Ann Rowley's Flat Seat Adjustment
3)Shallow thighs at inside, which means your thighs don't touch when you stand straight.

As you can see, the more fitting books I read the more issues I find that could be causing this problem.

Please, please, please when you find a solution post again. I keep finding pants fitting threads but nobody is returning to tell how they solved the problem.

It did help me a little to, just a little at a time, scoop the inseam, starting more dramatically at crotch point and blending back to regular seamline at the knee. I think that's what you've tried.

BTW-you have a great pants pattern and I know there IS a solution.

Good Luck!

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Date: 11/26/10 5:45 PM

Since you can't get pictures which are larger, can you possibly post pics which cover from just above the waist to somewhere just below the knees? That would help us see more.

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Date: 11/26/10 6:51 PM

Maybe this document can hep you. It's really long though and a big size file

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