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Feedback, please on pant fitting letter

becksnyc | Posted in General Discussion on

Were the comments I made  on a flat seat (bunlessness) versus a backward pelvic tilt understandable (in letters to the editors in issue #113)?

I’ve noticed many struggle with pants fitting, and want to share my fitting experience with those who could benefit from it.

Did what I said make sense without photos?  Open to comments…

Becks

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  1. Elisabeth | | #1

    Yes, it made perfect sense to me. The only thing that confused me was the backward tilt term. I had to think hard to decide which way I would want that to be if I visualized the area from waist to crotch on an axis. Do I get a backwards tilt if I stick my butt out or if I tuck my tail under was my initial question. Maybe that's just me having a confused moment, everything else was very clear.

    1. SewNancy | | #2

      Buns are tucked in.  I have this problem and it is a pain to fit.  The new pants fitting book from Patti Palmer doesn't really address this problem fully, but  when I reread the section in Fitting and Pattern Alteration, they do deal with this and the point I missed before is that not only do you need to pull up the center back but I need to fix a drooped buttocks as well, which needs the front crotch to be raised and straightened into the back crotch so that you don't get a bump in the middle.  This alteration gives a line from front crotch curve that straightens downward into back crotch curve which is lowered by about 1/2" at about the midline between hipline and crotch point.  On the front mark same pt and then draw into the sas  enough to form a smooth curve.  I also find that I need to add to the front inseam if I shorten the back inseam or I get wrinkles  pointing to crotch.

      Nancy

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