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Date: 3/21/13 12:09 PM

I sewed Sandra Betzina's one-seam knit pull-on slacks from Vogue 1197. My first attempt showed that I had tried a size about two sizes too big! My second try I narrowed the leg a bit the way she describes in her Pants for Every Body book and made a smaller size. It fit really well in back, the narrower leg looked great -- but I have lots of loose extra fabric between my belly and my crotch. I am not talking about "smiles," but folds and folds of fabric running horizontally across the front ! I couldn't find a description of how to alter for that, especially on a one-seam pant like this one. Any ideas about what might be causing that, or what I can adjust? I am concerned that if I pull up the front, the crotch fit will change for the worse.

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Date: 3/21/13 12:12 PM

Lower the waist starting at the side seams and taper in toward the center seam.

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-- Edited on 3/21/13 12:14 PM --

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Date: 3/21/13 12:15 PM

Wow, thanks for the amazingly fast response. Can't wait to get home to try this.

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