Member since 11/21/04
Date: 7/4/09 3:38 PM
Based on the pictures, I think the bump is caused by the fact that between the yoke and the line of the top edge of the pockets, there is more stretching going on - your fabric has some lycra, right? The stretch is controlled at the top of this area by the yoke seam and at the bottom of the area by the pockets. I would let the seam out in the CB area (starting above the yoke seam and blending into the crotch curve) to make the jeans less tight overall, and reduce the extreme stretching that's happening in the area of the bubble now. I am thinking maybe 1/8" (seam allowance 1/2") giving you .25" more space. I think that will reduce the bump.
Member since 4/23/07
In reply to Shikisew
Date: 7/4/09 3:55 PM
little things like that can be anonying. Ok first of all is that stretch fabric you are using?
What I see in your pictures are that the fabric stretches at that point.
I would let out some of the seams a little back and both sides.
This should help the pants from pulling at that point.
I would start above the bump about two and half inches and below the bump to the curve of the pants. Also let out some of the side seams about the same this should fix the problem. If it is still there I don't know what it could be or you need to go up one size and adjust the patten to your figure.
Here is a link I think you might like it. Its the same jeans pattern.vogue jean pattern
hope this helps .
-- Edited on 7/4/09 4:01 PM --
Member since 11/6/06
In reply to skae
Date: 7/4/09 4:03 PM
yes, the fabric has some lycra in it. I hadn't even thought of letting anything out. Goes to show how much experience I have with stretch fabrics. I'm also sewing my first knit dress (Butterick 5328) let's see how that goes.
I'll try your suggestions and let a bit out. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
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