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how to avoid the "wedgie"
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Date: 4/18/12 7:39 PM

I'm making a new muslin for Vogue V1294. These pants fit really well right out of the envelope with the exception of the back crotch. The center back seam (lower crotch area) is riding up and I feel like I have a wedgie!
If I cut a larger size they will definitely be too big. I'm not sure how to adjust the back crotch to make it......not ride up like that. There are no wrinkles at all under my backside....no extra fabric..... just feels like it's just riding up. How do I correct this problem?
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Date: 4/18/12 7:57 PM

SCOOP! In other words, draw (or sew) a slightly deeper crotch curve. It helps if you can mark (with a pin, chalk, etc) where the wedgie starts and ends, so you scoop in the right place.
No wrinkles in the back? Lucky you!
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Date: 4/18/12 8:41 PM

Thank you! I'm Heading up to my sewing room to start scooping.
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Date: 4/18/12 9:27 PM

Hmm.....how do I know how much to scoop?
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Date: 4/18/12 10:25 PM

Start small- 1/4".Surprising that can make a big difference. You need to trim the seam after you scoop or you won't notice any difference. If after you do the 1/4" and feel it's not enough you can do it again.

Just remember after you scoop and trim you can't put it back so make sure you really want to scoop more.

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Date: 4/19/12 3:44 PM

Thanks to all of you for your advice. I ended up scooping about 3/8 inch on the back and then had wrinkles on the front so I scooped the front as well. It worked out well as I had cut out the size 10 and the "scoop" ended up being the size 14 in the crotch area. They fit like a glove!!! I've made 2 pair of jeans in the last year but they really needed some crotch help. As for slacks....I can't remember the last time I made a pair and I think this will be my TNT pattern to go to. This is a great pattern. I may have to write a review for it. I made them out of black linen. All I have left to do is put on the waistband and hem them. Now I can't wait to make the pretty blouse that was on the same pattern!
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