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best way to add room in crotch
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Subject: colette iris shorts now with PICS Date: 5/13/12 10:42 PM

While I've been sewing for a long time, I mostly sew knits and children's clothing and I'm just starting to sew my pants/shorts.
I made a pair of Colette Iris shorts. The fit is pretty good except for smile lines at the crotch. From what I've read, I think I need to increase the crotch length and this makes sense to me.
What is the best way to do this? Slash and spread to raise the waistband OR scoop out the crotch seam further?

Here are some pictures. The weird lines along the waistband are from sewing it on backwards Bad lighting and sewing well after my bedtime = mistakes. These were meant to be a muslin and are sewn from a remnant from the second hand store that said "linen tweed" on the selvedge but these are definately polyester since I couldn't even iron a crease in and the fabric melted at high temps.

I haven't decided on a fabric for the 'real' thing. Probably just plain twill.




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Date: 5/13/12 11:03 PM

A photo would give you a much better chance at getting the right answer!

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Date: 5/14/12 0:05 AM

I'll try take pictures again tomorrow. They turned out bad because the shorts are dark navy and I had my 4 year old take them :)

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Date: 5/14/12 3:21 PM

Pretty talented 4 yr old

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Date: 5/14/12 3:40 PM

Quote: Wendy Hahn
Pretty talented 4 yr old

This set was done with the self timer :)
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Date: 5/14/12 4:02 PM

I'm one of the oldie, odd balls, that like to wear her pants at the waist line...the REAL waist line I always have to slash my patterns horizonally and add about 2 inches. My first thought when I saw these was, to low, but if that's where you wear your pants, then it's right for you
I can't see the lines you are talking about because of the dark material, but some smile lines can be taken care of, if you let out the crotch seam a little bit. Try that first.
From what can see, the back is a really nice fit

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Date: 5/15/12 1:55 PM

The back looks perfect. I'm having problems seeing the front (you can over-lighten the photos for this purpose, just FYI for next time) but wonder if you need to sew a lower front crotch. Is the front crotch pulling up (camel toe)?

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Date: 5/15/12 7:11 PM

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The back looks perfect. I'm having problems seeing the front (you can over-lighten the photos for this purpose, just FYI for next time) but wonder if you need to sew a lower front crotch. Is the front crotch pulling up (camel toe)?

yes, I need more room for my 'mama tummy'. So scooping out the front will work or do I slash and spread?
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Date: 5/15/12 9:03 PM

It looks more like you need more body space than length though you will get that too. I'd scoop, but all the way from the waist into the crotch curve. The same amount will need to be added to the hip and blended in below the crotch line to keep the circumference the same. You need more room front to back and this will give it to you. The back looks perfect.

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