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Message Board > Fitting Woes > Fitting Problems with Pants Muslin - Muslin #2 ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 4/1/13 12:54 PM

Muslin #2 - Done in Tan Non- Stretch Gabardine

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I had to make a paper pattern from my first muslin. Listed below are some of the things I did to this muslin and some problems I have noticed. I would appreciate your help with suggestions for adjustments.

On the second muslin, I lengthened the legs but did not get them long enough to hem. They are still uneven. I marked the hip, crotch, knee, and grainlines as best as I could. I did not do the minott method for knock knees because I had so many other things to do to the pattern. I was leary of messing up. (On my first muslin, I had done a minott adjustment - sliding the inseam 1/2" towards the center of the body, made the adjustment in width from the crotch to the knee, and removed the appropriate amount on the sideseam up to the hip.)


After the pants muslin was sewn together, I noticed that the right back leg is wider than the left - 1/2" to 3/4" wider starting six inches above the hem to the kneeline.
Also, I basted in the darts and did not machine sew them. The amount of ease over the right hip was not pressed to smooth it out because I did not want to take a chance on stretching the material in this area. My waistline from the center of my back to the center front of my body is 1 1/2" wider than the other side. I divided the circumference of the garment waistline into fourths and did the same thing with the waistband before I basted it. How can I adjust for this problem? I just noticed that the left back leg swings too far forward. Also, there is a twist in both legs. I tried to get all four legs even by adding and subtracting width where needed on the pattern so that the legs and hem would be even when the pant leg was folded. It doesn't look like I did it right even though the side seam and inseam looked even and so did the hem. My front and back side seams and my front and back inseams were even. One thing I just thought of was that I did not measure the width of the pant legs from the hem to the knee. If I had done that, I probably would have noticed the right leg looking wider than the left leg. What else could have caused the legs to be twisted?

Thank you for your help.

-- Edited on 4/2/13 5:20 PM --
-- Edited on 4/3/13 3:31 PM --

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Date: 4/1/13 6:48 PM

I can't see your photos, can you post a full link that doesn't require a password?

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Date: 4/1/13 7:28 PM

Unable to add clickable link
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Date: 4/1/13 9:06 PM

No, this just takes you to a login in screen.

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Date: 4/1/13 10:45 PM

Thank you for your message about the photos. I just reloaded all four pictures and I can access them by copying and pasting the address shown below on my browser address line without reaching a password prompt screen. Will you please try it again to see if it works this time?

Thank you very much.

http://www.friendsofpr.com/liles/album.html

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Date: 4/1/13 10:55 PM

Adjust the waist band a bit. Pull up the back a little bit. Adjust for the high hip on one side by letting out the waist band there.

Then make some real pants or finish these up as crops or capris if they are comfortable when walking and sitting.
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Date: 4/2/13 11:56 AM

Direct link and if you delete all those "edited on" notations at the bottom of the message screen, you can add your update at the bottom with an ETA:

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Date: 4/2/13 2:30 PM

It's difficult to tell because the photos were shot at an angle. In the future, you want to take them straight on, not upwards or downwards. A little bigger would be great, too. I know,--nag, nag.

However, from what I do see, NICE! I echo Sew Sally's advice. Make them up as real pants in real fabric and fine-tune from there if necessary.

Claudia

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Date: 4/2/13 5:15 PM

Thank all of you for your help.

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Date: 4/3/13 3:27 PM

I think they are looking good!

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