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Date: 8/13/12 11:10 AM

I've come to realize that I commonly find myself hitching my pants up a bit in the rear, especially elastic band waists. I'm referring to some I've made for myself recently. Not too big of a deal, meaning they aren't in danger of becoming plumber's pants, it's more comfort related.

I'm trying to decide how I would adjust the pattern to fix this issue. I am guessing that I need to draw the waistband a little higher in the back, does that make sense? TIA, Kate

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Date: 8/13/12 11:51 AM

A higher waistband, possibly, and perhaps a shorter elastic?

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Date: 8/13/12 11:59 AM

If you are hitching them up because they are sliding down, perhaps you just need to tighten the elastic or replace it.

If the pants are too short in the backside rise try scooping out a bit by tapering from the inseam up and then back to the original seam.

Try suggestions on pants you have already made before adjusting the pattern for your next project.

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Date: 8/13/12 6:37 PM

thanks to both of you; I do think that I just need a little more room, so trying the scoop is a good idea. These are new pants that I made myself, so I think the elastic is in good shape. thx a lot, Kate

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Date: 8/13/12 7:51 PM

I am no expert but scooping may not work. It takes away material; it doesn't add it. I think you may need more length in the back if the pants are not sitting where you want them. However, there could be some other issue that is causing the problem. There are some pants experts on here that might be able to help. Can you post pictures?

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Date: 8/13/12 7:54 PM

I used to have to do this too, until I learned to make the mark for my waistband at the bottom of the elastic and not the top. This would then make the back rise of the pant more in tune with my body.
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