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Knock knee alterations

ricstew | Posted in Fitting on

I just wanted to say a big THANKYOU to Woggy who explained this alteration to me. 🙂

Here is my version of the Jalie boot leg pant……….DD has never had a pair of pants that doesnt strangle her thighs!

I can see me making these forever!

Many many thanks Woggy!

Please ignore the titles! I find it hard to differentiate my pics! lol






  1. woggy | | #1

    Your Welcome!  Isn't it just the best feeling in the whole wide universe when your hard work and effort finally pays off!

    These pants look great - I saw your post on patternview a few minutes ago and I think if you do what is suggested regarding the front thigh alteration you will have even better fitting pants.

    After 20 or more muslims (have been working on getting the perfect fit for me since late last fall) I believe I have finally done it!  Working on making the pattern in nice material this week.  Am anxious to finish it. 

    I read a post on this site regarding the mature belly and how to alter for it.  A light bulb moment for me.  Followed the directions, straightened out the curve  a tad in the front seam and started my journey with a few different sizes.  Over the weekend I decided to go down one more size - but what happened is that I traced the larger size for the outseam and the smaller size for the rest of the pattern.  Didn't realize it until after the muslim was done and it fit - with just a small tweak in the waistline.

    When I realized that I had traced the wrong size on the outseam - I burst out laughing because I realized I had finally solved my problem of being "in-between sizes"!  My minister was fond of saying, "a mistake is just a success turned inside out."  No truer words were said when I discovered this "mistake" being the best one I have ever done in altering a pants pattern.

    Changing the front center seam to "curve around" my belly and straightening the curve in the center front seam, released the problem of the wrinkles under my fanny plus eliminated the problem with my high hip.  It was the best sewing weekend I have had in many months.  I can hardly wait to start sewing my "stash" for new pants.  No more wearing jeans to work!

    Good luck with your continued success of fitting and sewing pants


    Edited 4/10/2007 8:38 am ET by woggy

    1. ricstew | | #2

      The best bit Woggy was watching DD's face as she looked in the mirror and saw her legs for the first time! Her mouth dropped open in surprise and she said Whoo hoo It worked! Thanks mum! This is sooooo awsome!

      I am starting to work on pants for me now! and it sounds like we need a similar pattern! Tho when did I get a mature figure? I dont remember that bit!

      How wonderful it is to get things to work! WHOO HOO as the kids say! ( even if by mistake! lol )

      Thanks again



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