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Date: 7/2/11 10:29 PM

I am in the middle of sewing my first pair of pants with the fashion fabric, and unfortunately, I ran into a fitting issue that didn't show up in the muslin.

It's incredibly baggy from under the seat to my knees. After reading around some other topics, I'm wondering if this is what people call a full seat adjustment and what I should do?

There's no fabric to be pinched out at the outer seams, but there is in the middle of the leg. If I try to pinch it out at the crotch seam and inner seam, I start getting horizontal tight wrinkles.

Thanks for any advice! Not looking forward to redoing the curved flat felled seams :(

Here's a photo of me wearing it inside-out.

-- Edited on 7/2/11 10:32 PM --

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Date: 7/2/11 10:31 PM

I can't see the pants. Your link isn't working.

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Date: 7/2/11 10:32 PM

Hopefully that fixed the photo.

Oh, and I forgot to mention, this is the Burdastyle Anita jeans pattern, so the style should be a bit more fitted than normal pants.
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Date: 7/2/11 11:07 PM

When you have a pant that is very fitted, there are going to be some wrinkles under the butt. On the other hand, you should try walking the seams to see if the front and back inside pant leg are the same length. Technically the back should be about a half inch shorter than the front because the fabric under the butt is slightly on the bias and will stretch out.

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Date: 7/2/11 11:32 PM

Thanks for looking!

I'm pretty sure I didn't stretch anything as I sewed, so I'll have to check on that.

Unfortunately, these pants aren't tight at all, so the wrinkles are from a lot of excess fabric. This side view should be better for showing it


And this is how much fabric I could pinch out if I wanted it to be skin-tight.

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Date: 7/2/11 11:42 PM

If you want it skin tight the crotch is going to have to be very fitted (ie high), and I think I see some excess fabric right at the back crotch seam, that will need to be pinched out (it's right under the full part of your bottom downward). Unless the fabric has spandex you're going to have some wrinkles under the fanny. I would start with adjusting the crotch and see where everything falls.

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Date: 7/3/11 2:21 PM

If you go to Peggy Sagers Silouette Patterns website she has a live video on fitting jeans that addresses this pattern adjustment. What her adjustment does is shorten the length of the inseam. She has you carry the adjustment thru the front inseam. Both the front and back adjustment taper to nothing at the side seam. If you feel that the front is too low when you make the adjustment you can have the front seam up to 3/8" (some people recommend up to 1/2") longer than the back and then stretch the back to meet the front.

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Date: 7/3/11 3:40 PM

How does shortening the inseam remove the excess fabric on the back of the leg?

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Date: 7/3/11 4:25 PM

This is a great thread. I have the same thing happening to my jeans. I found the more I try to take out the extra in the leg the worse it fits. I need the extra to be able to move my legs and to sit easily.

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Date: 7/3/11 5:02 PM

Your seat is pushing down on the fabric causing excess fabric below the seat, once you make the correction you will see that alot of the fullness is gone. You may still want to remove some more fullness in the leg but until you get the pants to hang correctly you cannot make that determination. I'm sure you don't want the lengthy and rather boring theory behind what causes the problem or why this correction works but just try it and see if it helps, I think you will be surprised.

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