Hi, I hope some of you smart sewers can help me.
I have been watching a very old video tape of fitting using the Pivot and Slide
technique by Nancy Zieman. Feeling like I could do this I made a muslin sample pair
of pants using the largest size of a multi- sized pattern. I think the pants would be
OK if I could take out the bagginess in the legs, make the waist 2″ smaller but how
do I eliminate the “crotchy”roll under the zipper? Nancy advocates buying a pants
pattern by the waist measurement on the pattern, about two sizes smaller than
your actually size. By pivoting the pattern from the waist it’s easy to add inches to
the hip and then pivot back to the original smaller size, that method makes for
a better fitting leg which isn’t so baggy. I guess my question is: do I make the
crotch the same as my measurement there? If I do that should I add ease and if
so, how much? Would that ‘crotchy” thing be eliminated if I shortened the pants
pattern from the crotch area up (to thewaist)? There is a horizontal line in that
area to lengthen or shorten but if you shorten it there it interfers with the fly and
makes that shorter too. I’m determined to make myself a well fitted pair of pants!
Confused Buckeye in Ga.