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Date: 3/10/14 2:47 AM

Ok first of all, I apologise for you all having to see my arse lol.

Second of all, this is a muslin for Burda 7170. I know they need to be taken in (should I do that first, and then fit out the back alterations, or vice versa?)
What alteration in your opinion do you think needs to be done over the rear of these to make them sit a bit better. Obviously I will never have a great shaped butt being bigger, but would like some nice fitting pants. The front seems to sit really nicely, no smile lines etc.

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Date: 3/10/14 3:06 AM

I'm no genius at fitting pants, but you might try some of the talentted ladies on the Plus-size sewing board......

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Date: 3/10/14 7:15 AM

I think they look pretty good as-is. I'm not seeing that they need to be taken in - but I like wide leg pants.

Perhaps a smidgen more space at your left upper hip; the seam lines seem to be pulled over to the side in that area. I think in the back outside panel is where the extra space is required, based on the seams.

-- Edited on 3/10/14 7:16 AM --

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Date: 3/10/14 7:45 AM

They look pretty good. Can you sit, walk? What do you think is wrong? I think they look pretty good and remember you cannot get every wrinkle out or you will not be able to move.

I agree with AnnaM. You might want to release the seam a bit on the left to get the seamline straight. It is not uncommon for us to be a little different on each side.

One pants tip: Cut with larger seam allowances. This is because every fabric will hang a little differently and larger seam allowance gives you final fitting room.

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Date: 3/10/14 10:13 AM

I would add to the crotch curve where you see the vertical seam lines on the back leg curving in. There is not enough fabric to go across your bum. DON't scoop... you need more fabric on the curve, not less. (you are wide, not protruding - at least viz this pattern) You want to do the opposite of scooping!

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Date: 3/10/14 10:19 AM

I agree with SVN that you need to add a bit to the crotch extension. They look great for a muslin.
ETA After looking at your picture again, I wonder if it isn't a bit too tight as I can see very tiny horizontal lines from the seams. could you try loosening all the seams 1/16-3/16". I don't think you need to let them out much, just a tiny amount on all the seams.
-- Edited on 3/10/14 10:23 AM --

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Date: 3/10/14 10:51 AM

I agree with most that say they need to be let out, not taken in, through the back from the waist to just below the bum. Do that first and see how it affects everything.


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Date: 3/10/14 11:09 AM

Another vote for needing more width across the bum but not more depth(height??). And the left seam line in back isn't nice and straight like the right.

Otherwise I really think they look pretty dang good!!

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Date: 3/10/14 6:25 PM

Thanks ladies for the advice. Was expecting the omg they are terrible, but then I was looking at them with night time eyes, and today they don't look too bad..I do see the winkles across the princess panel on the back,so will add a bit there.


They are designed to be fitted and tapered pants/jeans(pattern pic below), and from just below hip level, I can easily pinch out an inch, but it is more across the front where the excess is. I will let out a bit at the rear waist/hips, and taper the legs. It makes them look huge, when actually I've actually got quite nice shapely legs from mid thigh down lol.

So adding to the crotch, I think Im seeing smile lines?
I'd want to do the alteration here that's shown for smile lines? Correct? Sewing Pants is Easy - Cation Designs I really appreciate the help, and advice :)

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Date: 3/10/14 10:02 PM

I've just grabbed a couple of selfies from the front so you can see that too.
Here you can see the excess that I will need to fit out (of course leaving room to move, sit etc). I can see now that it starts below where the horizontal pulls are on the back. Excuse the new mummy tummy!


Obviously hard to get a photo of the front of your pants without help. I don't think the front is too bad. the only pulls I can see are around my knee area, but that is due to the way I am standing I think.



Will get my hsuband to help me fit it out tonight

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