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Date: 6/24/12 1:09 PM

I can't stand to have my pants hanging off my hips. When I started sewing and was skinny and our jeans were called hip huggers the low waistband actually hurt my bony hips. I'm not so bony now but still find the low set very uncomfortable. I have to have the waistband sit with the bottom of it at my natural waist and the top of it about an inch or so above my waist. Unfortunately I've learned this makes my jeans "Mom jeans" but I can't stand it otherwise.

And, my waist does not appear to be around my belly button, as ready to wear and even most pattern makers would have us believe. Right now there is a Butterick pattern #B5682 popping up on this website with the pattern description saying it sits at the waist. From the pattern pictures this is not so, there's no way that pattern waistband is sitting at the waist, not even the top of the waistband. Yes, I am long in the waist. I bet if you measure the finished width of that waistband it would be miles too big for the pattern waist measurements.

Any other weirdos out there like me? :)

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Date: 6/24/12 1:48 PM

You are not weird for liking your waist band at your natural waist. That is where I like mine and one of the reasons why I have had fitting issues with pants patterns.

The torso on today pants is so short for me. I have tried adding to the torso but it messes with the block design and does not fit right. I have noticed in RTW that some companies are slowly raising the waist on their pants. Hopefully, some pattern companies will start to do the same.

So who cares if they are "mom jeans" - they probably look a lot nicer then pants that don't fit.

Woggy

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Date: 6/24/12 2:25 PM

Well of course I do, but then, I am from back when everything had a waistline, even me! HAhahhaa....

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Date: 6/24/12 3:04 PM

I love to have my pants at the real waistline. Most of my pants are fitted but with elasticated waistline.

Much more comfy and no risk of showing unwanted body bits.
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Date: 6/24/12 3:04 PM

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Date: 6/24/12 3:20 PM

Quote: woggy
You are not weird for liking your waist band at your natural waist. That is where I like mine and one of the reasons why I have had fitting issues with pants patterns.



The torso on today pants is so short for me. I have tried adding to the torso but it messes with the block design and does not fit right. I have noticed in RTW that some companies are slowly raising the waist on their pants. Hopefully, some pattern companies will start to do the same.



So who cares if they are "mom jeans" - they probably look a lot nicer then pants that don't fit.



Woggy

It's not that the below waist doesn't fit, not if I make them. Which I have and am sorry I did. It's the feel of them.

Glad to hear I am not alone.

Why is this thread so w - i - d - e ?
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Date: 6/24/12 3:33 PM

I like jeans and pants up to the waist. Either with a waistband where nature intended, or with a shaped waistband which has the top edge on my waist. Its the gappiness I don't like. I'm not keen on any style which requires upkeep, needs special underwear, or can only be worn with a limited range of second garments. So pants which must have a long top - no no.

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Date: 6/24/12 3:46 PM

I prefer pants at the waist, too. I looked at the Butterick - the waist DOES appear to be quite low, even in the line drawings. On the models, it also looks like the front crotch is too low - another thing I see a lot especially on the Big 4 pants patterns. However I like the leg shaping on those, and the pocket styling.

I find waistbands easy to raise. I make a muslin first, or compare to a similar fitted pattern, and alter it. This is why we sew, right?

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Date: 6/24/12 3:49 PM

Hope my reply gets us to another page. I like my pants and jeans waistband at my waist; I want to feel it when I sit, even though my "fluff" likes to spread out. There is something comforting feeling something at my waist, as if my pants aren't falling down.

Back in the day, (oh, the day!) I used to wear hip hugger jeans and that was when my tummy was flatter. Now that I'm "mature" I want security!!

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Date: 6/24/12 3:52 PM

Clare, would it be possible for you to get into your photo album and resize your picture? I'm having a very difficult time reading this thread; my eyes get crossed (weak eye muscles). Just click on the Resize link and size it down; maybe to 50% and we should all be fine1 Thank you!!!

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