Hi all, I am new to the Gathering group, but a long time Threads subscriber and sewer, knitter (hand and machine) and quilter, and most off all I golf. So, obviously I am scattered, so much to do and so little time. Anyway, I wanted to start a discussion on the perfect fitting pants, I know there have been numerous articles and lectures on this subject, but here is one that I have not seen mentioned. We take into consideration the walking ease in wrap around skirts, but no one ever talks about the pull you sometimes get at the knee when wearing pants.
I know jeans are very popular because they are so comfortable, ever wonder why? I think that is because the proportion between the depth and length of the crotch is so close to the body that there is no drag from the crotch. Dress pants however allow an 1″ at the least, below the crotch and this affects the walking stride, there is drag when you take a step, sooo, my question is what is the proportion between the length/depth of the crotch to the width at the knee.
May be I am stressing too much on a fitting problem, but when you are short and don’t want pant legs too wide you think about tapering the legs, then you run into drag, so there has to be an ideal proportion that works. Anyone have any ideas???