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Date: 10/19/12 9:37 AM

This has been suggested as an alternative for those of us with really flat behinds.
What do ya'll think of this approach/style? Really bad looking? Here is what I'm wondering:
What style would it work best with - jeans style only or slacks? I can't imiagine it in a trouser style!
Are there even any patterns out there that actually have this feature?
Would you do it as a raised sort of pintuck thing? As a princess type seam where it originates across the behind and then goes down in a U shape, or all the way from the top?

Any thoughts are appreciated!

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Date: 10/19/12 12:57 PM

I made a pair from a Buda Pattern. I can't find them in the archives and didn't do a reveiw. Bad me!!!!! I will find them in my traced patterns and let you know what issue it was in. As far as fit goes, I love them so much I have made three pair. They do better in a streatch faric but I have made them also out of white denim. I made a regular size and didn't add length so they woudl be 3.4 capri pants.....I wear them all the time. I tried a front seam pattern too but they did not turn out as well. Maybe I need to keep working on them.

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Date: 10/19/12 1:04 PM

The center back/front leg seam is the style that is being used in the Craftsy Sandra Betzina class on pants fitting. I haven't received mine yet, but it is Vogue 2948 which I guess is out of print because the ClubBMV site doesn't have it listed. My pattern has been on order since I signed up for the class on September 27th. Craftsy has said that if I don't get it by today to let them know. I sure hope they still have access to more of these patterns. I'll be really disappointed if they don't. I really wanted to give that pattern a try!

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Date: 10/19/12 1:43 PM

This is an idea also given to me by Glenda Sparling of Sure Fit Designs. I bought her kit, and was thinking at first how strange is this idea!
But, if others have done it, then maybe it isn't so bad.
Do you create a U shape in the back, or go from the waist down?

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Date: 10/19/12 3:53 PM

I would recommend Marcy Tilton V8712. My review is here

The photos on the Vogue website do not do the pattern justice, most people have lengthened it to full length with great results. I find that the extra seams each side of the behind allow a flattering result.

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Date: 10/19/12 4:22 PM

Every now and then, patterns like these ('princess seam pants') appear in most pattern catalogues. Personally, I love them, because that center back seam allows for incredible customization of the fit back there. It's a wonderful invention.

New Look 6251, an example of this type of pattern, has been happily reviewed here at pr. The pattern is OOP, but easily found on ebay or etsy. Same with Vogue 2948

These will work with wovens (not a jeans style of pants, though), but Christine Jonson has an e-pattern designed for knits.
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Date: 10/19/12 8:08 PM

Thanks so much ladies. I will have to find those patterns.

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Date: 10/19/12 11:49 PM

I don't have a pattern recommendation, but just an opinion...

I think they can look REALLY COOL if done well (which, of course, you would do!). I saw a pair on a runway show recently and noticed them right away - they looked good! Make sure the fit is impeccable and you're good to go. Also, these were a dress pant (maybe a knit, not sure), but they were great.

Good luck!

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Date: 10/20/12 2:40 AM

I think back seams down the center back of the leg were more precelent in the 80's and 90's but some are still around. I still like them, and will wear them, because it gives you an extra up and down line there, and makes legs look taller and thinner because of that. I saw some jeans like like that in stretch corduroy probably less than a year ago in the Victoria Secrets catalog, so they are not really gone.

The saddle seat with the upside down U shape I think was Ditto's in the 1970's but they actually came back as Ditto's all over again (in a Ditto resurrection) that way a few years ago too.

There is a Vouge pant's pattern like that, (with the saddle back, like a ditto curve), that I think was only discontinued maybe 5 or 6 years ago or less. It's Vouge 2730 it's a NY, NY Vouge designer pattern.

It's on etsy right now for $8, if you could fit into size 6,8,10.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93880379/2003-ny-ny-the-collection-vogue-2730

They don't show that saddle back seam on the front of the envelope, but it is on the back of the pants.

I would not do a raised pin tuck thing, just for me there, but that is just me. I remember raised pin tuck things there on elastic waist polyester double knit pants, at least on the front of them, back when, that my mother wore, so I guess that has kind of negative pull on pants connotations to me. And I think it would look funny on the back of pants. But I think it would look fine top stitched.


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Date: 10/20/12 2:41 AM

I have not made these up but have seen many other students working on these patterns.

Trudy pants

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