Hi To All:
I’m looking at the December 2005/January 2006 issue of Threads. I’ve been working on pants most recently using Joyce Murphy’s article on pgs. 36-41. I have all the seams sewn, the zipper in, all four crosswise grains ( high hip, hip, crotch line and thigh) marked and the lengthwise grain marked. I have not sewn in the waistband. I’m seeing the length of the center back seam is at least 1″ short. The four crosswise grains dip in the back and I also have those little horizontal wrinkles indicating the CB seam is too short. Plus, if I pull up the CB seam, the crosswise lines straighten and the little wrinkles disappear. I adjusted for a dropped seat although perhaps I need to do more?
Anyways, looking at pages 40 and 41, it states do not use the slash and spread method nor adding to the crotch point method. Do I “scoop out” more the CB to increase the length? How do I add length to the CB? Slash it completely horizontally and redraw the crosswise grains? I’m not sure what to do!
Thanks in advance! The recommendations I received by other members last month using Joyce Murphy’s technique have been very helpful.