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Date: 3/10/14 0:03 AM

I've just made up a muslin of Burda 7170 (pics yet to come, can't photograph my rear without the help of my husband lol)
But wondered if anyone knew a bit about fitting pants, and how to remedy pulls, folds etc.

It would be handy for others to know as well. :)

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Date: 3/10/14 3:22 AM



This is the rear of the pants, the front sits fairly well so don't seem to need an awful lot of work.

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Date: 3/10/14 7:55 AM

I replied on the other posting. Anyway, it looks like if you release the seam on the upper left to get the seam to hang straight, they will look great.

(by the way, not to cause trouble, but the person who told you that you needed to post in plus bothered me a bit -- you were correct to post in the fitting woes in my opinion. This is a fit problem, not specific to your size)
-- Edited on 3/10/14 7:57 AM --

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Date: 3/10/14 3:32 PM

Try a bit more fabric in the entire hip area of the backside outer panel on your left side. And, just to help with the next pair, measure and compare all the left/right components of all the pieces in the waist to just below the hip area. Your upper left back hip may be shaped a bit differently than your right side but it doesn't look like enough difference to account for all the pulling of fabric from the center back to your left side. And, before you go through all that, try another super relaxed photo with your hands off of your hips - perhaps you could support each hand on a chair back to each side.

With your front fitting and sitting as needed I hesitate to bring this up.......I usually add two or more inches to the top of the pants (when cutting) to make it easier (for me) to finish fitting the body of the pants prior to adding the waist band. With this method, a piece or doubled up piece of elastic, in the same width as the proposed waist band, can hold the pants in place while you complete the fitting.

Have you been checking the fit while sitting down?

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Date: 3/10/14 6:35 PM

Thank you! More good pointers there.. I got some fab advice from the fitting woes board too :)
As you said, my left is slightly different to my right, always has been, I guess that's normal though, we aren't all symmetrical!
Good point about sitting down too, I hadn't even considered that!
The front thankfully fits quite well, no pull lines or anything in the crotch.
The entire pants do need to be taken in though as they are fitted pants. So I'll get my husband to do my fitting tonight (yes, he really does it, he so rocks!)

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Date: 3/10/14 7:39 PM

I can't wait to see the finished pants! BTW, my DGranddad was a fitting whiz-my GGma was a seamstress for a few very well off ladies and she could fit anything, but the only one around to fit DGma was DGdad, and he was good! He would tell me if I had the proportions right, or if I needed more alterations!

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Date: 3/10/14 9:12 PM

Thank you! I'm so excited to finish them, I've got some gorgeous fabric here - a patterned cotton/spandex blend.

My husband is great at fitting. He's such a manly man, is a truck driver, builds things often etc, yet he is so awesome at fitting me. I'm so incredibly lucky to have him.

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Date: 3/10/14 9:22 PM

Your husband fit you???!!!!!!! I'm impressed! I can't even get my DH to give me his opinion of clothing's color!

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Date: 3/10/14 9:26 PM

Wow. Husbands who fit clothes. Mine can build anything you want from a toothpick to a room full of furniture but blanches if I suggest he take some measurements of me. It's not like he can't sew- he can and sews well- but he's afraid he'll "make a mistake" with my fittings.

Well, he also cooks and cleans, so I'll deal with the fitting matters without complaint.

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Date: 3/10/14 10:15 PM

haha, my husband was a baker by trade before he became a truck driver.
And I have to say, mine worries about it too with the fitting, that he will make a mistake, but I tell him not to worry because I do check it hahaha. Poor guy can't catch a break

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