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What Causes Shorts to Ride up Between Your Legs?
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Date: 6/5/10 2:51 PM

When you have a simple pair of loose-fitting shorts, what is the reason they ride up between your legs? Too short? Too long? Too loose? Too tight? Rise too long?

Help!

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Date: 6/5/10 4:30 PM

In my case: fluffy thighs

Pattern wise? no clue, so I will watch for an answer too!

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Date: 6/5/10 5:24 PM

I know for me it is when the crotch seam is not only too long but also not shaped correctly for my shape. I too will be watching for responses from the fitting meisters!
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In reply to Heidi Cooper

Date: 6/5/10 7:03 PM

Me too. I have full inner thighs that rub and the inseam rises.

There was a post a couple years ago about using a stay in the inseam, but that sounds uncomfortable to me.

Heavier weight fabric may help. Light flowing fabric is the worst.

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In reply to sewpatty

Date: 6/5/10 7:28 PM

full inner thighs

Next time you're out and about, study a thin person with slim legs (male or female) walking while wearing shorts. The shorts don't ride because there is no friction causing them to do so. Mid-thigh shorts work the best for me. The problem still exists, but it isn't as bad as it could be with longer or shorter shorts.

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In reply to Portia Hirschman

Date: 6/5/10 10:20 PM

I posed the same question two years ago. There are two interesting threads on it. I had to dig around to find them

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Date: 6/5/10 10:37 PM

Awesome! Thank you MissCelie.

I tried searching the boards but wasn't very lucky. Of course, I didn't search for 'Chub Rub.'

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Date: 6/6/10 5:28 AM

My family calls it "crotch creep".

I think that defines the problem too. I think the walking motion of thicker inner thighs move the fabric upward and holds it in place with each step.

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Date: 6/8/10 2:59 PM

I think it has to do with not having enough space for the body in the pant . It shows itself more in shorts because there is nothing to hold them down. Try this experiment, take any pair of pants and hold them so your looking inside at the crotch seam.on the inside grab just below the zipper and at about the same place on center back seam and pull apart you should see the inseam rise. Basicly that is what happens when your body pushes against the center front and center back seam when you don't have enough body space. The adjustment is to take the needed amount and scoop it off at center front or center back tapering into inner leg at crotch inseam. You may do a combination of takiing some from both front and back , but what ever you remove from cf or cb must be added to side seam and tapered back to blend into legline.
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Date: 6/8/10 4:13 PM

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