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Message Board > Fitting Woes > fitting the back of jeans ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 3/1/11 2:27 PM

I am having trouble getting a good fit on the back of my jeans. I always have bagginess right under the rear. I posted lots of pics on my blog montanachic
If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it.

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Date: 3/1/11 2:37 PM

put a little more depth in the back. It looks like its pulling too much
around the crotch area. Add a little more fabric to the backside.
I would have to say maybe 1/2 to a 1 inch. Just in the back under side so you have more depth in the seat. It also ok to have some creases.

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Date: 3/1/11 5:16 PM

Crotch length is too short.
Scoop out the back crotch and pull up the back of the pants. Too much fabric top to botton on the back.

Thats my guess.

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Date: 3/1/11 7:31 PM

IMHO the wrinkles you are getting are perfectly normal for jeans. It's the excess fabric you need to be able to bend and sit down in jeans. These are what I call "good wrinkles". Bend over and touch your toes, then you'll understand what the excess fabric causing the wrinkles is there for.

There are ways to get rid of the wrinkles but I must warn you if you do, when you sit or bend you will get severe plumber's crack instead, with the jeans pulling down at the back waist. Not what you want I'm sure. The other alternative is to change the style by adding ease as previously suggested, but then you end up wearing "mom jeans". Again I'm sure this isn't what you want.

Jeans are very tightly fitted and therefore you must have excess fabric somewhere. Fabric that is vital if you ever want to sit down. Depending on your posture and body shape the excess fabric will form wrinkles under the buttocks. The wrinkles you have are perfectly normal and perfectly acceptable IMHO. I think you've done a great job drafting these jeans. Add some interest to the back in the form of big patch pockets (like most jeans have) and no one will ever notice the wrinkles. Anyone wearing tight fitting jeans has these wrinkles. HTH


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Date: 3/1/11 8:26 PM

You can remove some of the wrinkles but Belinda said your posture is part of it and if you want tight jeans and you still want to sit down, then there will inevitably be some wrinkles. You look like you lock your knees which causes those v shaped wrinkles at the knee. You can remove some of them by folding out some excess above the knee and then adding it back at mid calf. All of it and you sitting down will not be comfortable.

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Date: 3/1/11 9:31 PM

Wow, am I learning a lot about jean fit that I never thought of. It seems whenever you see the backs of jeans in advertisements there are no wrinkles, it makes me wonder if the models are wearing a different pair than are actually being sold or if they always stand in a way to minimize the difference. Thanks you everyone for all the advice. If there is anything else I would love to hear it. I think I might make one more muslin with a little more room at the bottom of my bottom (tehe) just to see how it looks and feels, but I definitely don't want mom jeans so I guess we will see.

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Date: 3/1/11 10:03 PM

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It seems whenever you see the backs of jeans in advertisements there are no wrinkles, it makes me wonder if the models ....always stand in a way to minimize the difference.

They definitely stand a certain way. I love the one where they are leaning forward. Guess what this does? Try it yourself. Stand in front of the mirror, lean slightly forward, stick out your bottom and bend your knees slightly. You'll notice a big difference. Even standing is super high heels helps because your body angle/posture changes.

Plus they use clips & pins, shoot from a certain angle, take a million photos, and the models are a certain body type with less curves. They've probably had a hundred models try on their jeans to find the one and only girl who makes the jeans look perfect. The big one though is Photoshop. Do not underestimate the power of Photoshop! The wrinkles in your jeans can be removed as easily as the wrinkles on your face using Photoshop. Don't believe everything you see.


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Date: 3/1/11 10:39 PM

Tight horizontal wrinkles usually indicate too little room, so I read the wrinkles immediately under the bum as "too tight somewhere." Specifically, it looks to me as though your front is stealing fabric that your back needs: See how your side seam pulls a bit to the front between knees and waist? If I were altering it, I'd add just a teeny, teeny bit to the front crotch hook and/or to the front pattern piece between knee and waist.

In the wrinkle department, I have been taught that V-shaped wrinkles in the back leg indicate too much length, and you do have V-shaped wrinkles down around the knee. It's possible that your thighs are a tad shorter than usual, or your bum a little flatter than the pattern was designed for.

Sooooo, in this case, I'd counsel (1) adding a touch more room for the front crotch/thigh area, and (2) I'd have no hesitation about trying Deb's Fisheye Dart--but only a tiny one! Just a little, little dart to start with, maybe 1/4" to 3/8" total, because you really do need room to sit down. A small dart can make a surprising difference.

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Date: 3/1/11 10:40 PM

Whoops--duplicate post!
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Date: 3/2/11 1:06 PM

Photoshop does wonders. Let us also not forget that models are not like the rest of us mere mortals.

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