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Message Board > Fitting Woes > High hip fluff causing problems ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 11/14/07 1:07 PM

I am making tops and having problems with the fabric bunching up in the back. On my body, it is clear to see that although I have a very flat butt, the upper, high hip is bigger than the lower hip. The bunching only accentuates that. I know I need to give myself more room there, I just don't know how best to accomplish this.
On pants, I will have the same problem. Anyone with this same problem know what changes I would need to make on that?
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Date: 11/14/07 1:28 PM

I have the very same problem with tops and pants. I've solved the problem in pants mostly by using a back yoke almost like a princess seam. You can see how I accomplished it with this review. Be sure to look at all the links.

As for tops, I have to spread open a wedge, sort like a maternity wedge for the back of patterns. Here is a Picture of this alteration. I don't open it up very much, I only need enough room to get over the hips otherwise I get that swing effect, which isn't pretty and just looks wrong. I also add to the hips on the pattern to get enough fabric to go around my hips/belly.

I'm not saying these alterations would work for you, but the work great on my high hip fluff.

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Date: 11/14/07 10:34 PM

Thank you, Sherril!. I shall have to keep the link to your pants review. That is quite the adjustment.
Thank you for the advise about the top. That one I will use right away. Thanks so much. It makes sense.
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Date: 11/15/07 6:41 AM

I have a similar problem because I have a broad upper back with prominent shoulder blades, a narrow, small lower back, then it curves back out to a full high hip.

I compensate for this in tops in two ways. Either make the back side seams looser for a more boxy effect in the back OR use princess seams to take in at the small of the back and out at the full, high hip. Otherwise, my tops will get hung up on the high hip and bunch in the waist area.

Some people will say using a CB seam will help for a curvy back. It doesn't work for me at all because the center of my back is not curvy. It's my chicken wing shoulder blades on each side of my spine that starts the curve.

For pants, the best thing for me is to draft my own duct tape pattern from the waist to hip and create my darts, whether they be waist, a yoke, or a contoured waistband right from that. That solves the problem with a custom pattern.

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Date: 11/15/07 10:34 AM

Of course this is a problem I have as well, and a large waist too. I am sort of a short round funnel from waist to upper thigh.

I have been working with a Petite Plus pants pattern, first in the pants muslin class here on PR, and then on my own, and I now have a pair of pants I will shortly review that I think is the best pants fit I am going to get - I used a few of the changes from pants class and went back to some of the original pattern lines, and the result has pleased me.

I won't ever get the Heidi Klum look going, but I am very pleased and intend to use PP601 as my TNT now for the foreseeable future, using the elastic waist adaptation.

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Date: 11/15/07 11:03 PM

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I won't ever get the Heidi Klum look going, but I am very pleased and intend to use PP601 as my TNT now for the foreseeable future, using the elastic waist adaptation.

Oh, Muffet, that is funny! I guess if you make things that fit you well, they are more flattering. Will look forward to your pants review.
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IFor pants, the best thing for me is to draft my own duct tape pattern from the waist to hip and create my darts, whether they be waist, a yoke, or a contoured waistband right from that. That solves the problem with a custom pattern.

Ryans' mom,
Thank you for reminding me of the duct tape double for the bottom half of the body. Just to do that part of the body cannot be as tough as the whole thing. I shall have to bribe my husband.
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Date: 11/16/07 12:18 PM

Muffet,

I can't wait to see your pants!

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Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

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Date: 11/17/07 2:50 PM

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Muffet, I can't wait to see your pants!


Somehow I need to press them, get them on and get a decent picture. Hufff...Pufff...hope to do that at least by tomorrow evening. :)) Thanks!

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Date: 11/24/07 1:24 PM

Sherril, I have the high hip fluff problem, too, and it's pretty extreme. I am working on Vogue 7935 . I'm doing View B in size 22 and I am more like a 28 or even 30 in the hip area. I made the wedge adjustment in the back and am having a lot of bunching from the armscye notch to the waist. Any ideas? I'm sort of at a loss as to what to do next. (I did have to spread quite a bit at the bottom of the wedge, about 3", and added 1 and a half inches to the side seam, tapering to the original at the sleeve hole.)
Thanks, Mary

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