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Message Board > Fitting Woes > Fit for Art - Eureka Pants pattern ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 4/3/13 6:03 AM

Hi, I have made the Eureka pants up and they are absolutely fantastic. For anyone not familiar with Fit For Art pants patterns, they offer 3 different back shapes which makes it so easy to fit.

My only problem now is that I think I need to tweak the crotch depth on the next pair.

When I walk, as my leg goes forward and lifts, there's a bit of bunching horizontally in the front leg. crotch length is spot on. (I think). I have laid it against my current TNT and it looks, measures and feels the same.

If I pin out 1/4" on fold = 1/2" at the side seams, hip level, the pants feel much better.

My question is this: can I take a wedge out of the hip area going across to nothing at the crotch seam, so as not to disturb the crotch length? If I do this will I then add the 1/2" back on to the bottom of the pants in a wedge from side seam and tapering to inseam?

The other way I could approach this would be to take a 1/2" all the way across at hip level and then lengthen the crotch front and back 1/2"?

I wouldn't like to lengthen the crotch at the crotch points as I have adjusted the inseams for my large thighs and I may cause a problem there.

Sorry for the lengthy email but I'm so excited that I'm this close to my best fit ever!!

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Date: 4/4/13 3:07 AM

If you pin it out and it works better for you, I'd say try it on a quick muslin. If it does work how you like, you'll have a great TNT pants pattern!

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Date: 4/4/13 8:16 AM

thanks for that. I agree. The ladies at Fit for Art have suggested that the front crotch length is too long even though I thought it was ok.

They are right. I pinned out 1/2 " of the front crotch tapered to nothing on the side seams and EUREKA!! they are fantastic. Now to make another pair and just make sure in another fashion fabric.

Funny, I didn't pick up the issue in the toils/mock ups although I did 2 of them.

I think my mistake there was that I didn't walk in them (up and down the hallway) as if I was going to really wear them! I was too too focused on smiles/drag lines/inseams etc. You live and learn!

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Date: 4/8/13 9:38 PM

So glad to hear this! I bought this pants pattern last year, and Sarah Veblen fit the muslin to me and made notes on what I need to change. I liked the fit a lot (mine would be the flat rear version). I really need to make them up. Too bad my lifestyle rarely calls for dress pants anymore!

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