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Message Board > Fitting Woes > Yoga pants. leg inseam twisted ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 10/25/11 6:47 PM

I made a pair of yoga pants using the Silhouette pattern for yoga pants. I had to lengthen at the S/L line 2.5 inches because of my height. other than add inches to the length (using the pattern alteration for length method (trace the bottom - slide the pattern up and continue. connect the new bottom)

On a whim I made these out of a pink/black plaid fleece fabric (I had no intention of wearing them outside - just something snuggy for inside).

Problem: The pants fit great. The leg diameter at the bottom could be a little wider, but even though I was quite sure I laid the pattern on grain - the leg seams twist by approx 2" at the worse place (near the bottom).

The only thing I could think of that I may have done wrong, was accidentally putting one pattern piece on the fabric right side up and the other - facing down. It didn't occur to me that might create a problem since I did lay both on the (what I thought was) the straight grain of fabric. I lined up the grainline on the pattern with a line on the plaid.

could that have created this problem? I can wear these. I made them in a hurry because I wanted something warm to wear around the house. I'd like to make another pair out of a good stretch fabric, but I don't want the legs to be goofy.

HELP?

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Date: 10/25/11 7:47 PM

I'm not sure that fleece has a grain line (because I don't think it is considered a woven fabric - but rather a type of knit). The edge of the fleece does roll to the wrong side? Or the not so right side.

Could it be that the alterations you made on the pattern are not consistent on both the back pattern piece and the front pattern piece. I know that may sound odd, but I have done that before - added length the the front piece and not the back and then the two seams don't match.

Or could it be the fleece? If you used the plaid pattern on the fleece to align the pattern - could the pattern be printed crooked on the fleece?

Finally, a good book to diagnois fit problems is Sandra Betzina's Fast Fit. It is an old book and readily available at used book sites or your local library may have it. I recommend it because I know someone who discovered that she was knocked knee'd and was able to re-draft her pant pattern to get a good fit by using this book. Also, there is probably similar info here on PR; however, I do not know where to direct you on this site - sorry

Hope this helps.

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Date: 10/25/11 8:23 PM

I was fairly careful - or so I thought - making sure the front and back of the fleece lined up when I placed the pattern.

I guess the only thing I don't know is whether or not putting one pattern piece right side up and the other face down goofed me up. I don't know how to tell? I would think that might result in right/wrong sides not looking the same, but they should cut out the same? it's fleece. either side looks the same. the fleece might look a little 'flatter' on one side but not noticeable.

I have just about every pants fitting book out there. I thought I had the fast fit paperback, but can't find it.

knock knees isn't the problem. it's definetly a twisted seam. I wonder if there is a way to fix it? Add fabric? lay them flat and cut and resew?

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Date: 10/25/11 8:43 PM

In the event I traced the grainline wrong - I don't have the original pattern anymore - how can I make sure the grainline is where it is supposed to be? can I fold the leg and mark the center or something like that?

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Date: 10/26/11 12:12 PM

Somewhere in my sewing library I know I have the info about replacing the grainline, but right now - can't find it. ARGH!

I do have the Peggy Sagers' Yoga Pant DVD and I watched it last night. Okay, first it isn't a DVD about fitting that is contained in another DVD, which I haven't watched yet; however, on the DVD she does talk about stretch fabrcs to use in the Yoga pant and I am wondering if maybe the fleece just doesn't have enough stretch like a ponte roma knit (which she recommends). She also goes into how to make the Yoga pant from a woven fabric, too, which requires some pattern/fit alterations.

I'm sorry I can't provide a good answer for you. I know how frustrating it is when something you have sewn doesn't come out like it should - please don't give up on sewing.

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Date: 10/26/11 3:08 PM

Could be that there is something else going on rather than the grainline. If the side seam is not straight, pinch at the knee either on the inseam or outseam depending on which direction it twists. Maybe you will have to take out a wedge near the knee to shorten either the inseam or outseam.

The method of determining the grainline was discussed here at once time, but sorry, I can't point you to the discussion. It is in Sandra Betzina's new Toolbox book.
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Date: 10/26/11 3:13 PM

Hi avatrx,

WOW, I literally sat down to get a bite to eat and started to scroll PR and saw your post. I am doing the same pattern right now! Sorry, I don't have an answer for your problem. It could just be the fabric being it is fleece and plaid??

May I ask you how tall you are? I am 5 8" and I was not going to do a length adjustment with the pattern because when I put the tissue up against me it looked plenty long. I made sure that I placed it 2 inches below where the pants will fit accounting for the waist band.

I have also gotten into the habit of tracing all my patterns to save the original tissue. PITA but when I make mistakes with the sizing at least I can start over again.

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Date: 10/26/11 3:18 PM

I believe Peggy drafts her patterns for 5"8", so you should need an adjustment.

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Date: 10/26/11 5:42 PM

It's possible that the print on the fleece is not on grain, so lining up the pattern grain line on the printed plaid lines might actually give you something that is off grain -- even though the plaid matches.

Do you remember if the pattern grain line was parallel to the selvedge?

Even though fleece is a knit, the grain line in fleece runs in the same direction as the selvedges. Measure from the pattern grain line to the selvedge to ensure that the pattern piece is on grain - just as you would with a woven fabric.

This puts the maximum stretch in the garment across your body, for example, from side-to-side over your bust.

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Date: 10/26/11 6:00 PM

I would either email or call Peggy- she is great about getting back to you with solutions- why drive yourself crazy? If you can take a pic and post it for her that would really help. Good luck!

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