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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Amazing Fit

After all of my ranting and raving about the Amazing Fit I got with the Simplicity slack pattern 2860, Faye asked what I meant by "scooped out crotch." I think part of the reason the 2860 slacks fit so well is that I've finally figured out how to shape the back crotch for my particular figure.


While these don't look too bad, I hate how I get the weird cupping under my butt cheeks.


I'm pretty sure it's because most commercial patterns are shaped like figure A. For the Simplicity pattern I scooped out the rear crotch curve to look like figure B. If you think about it, look at your figure from the side. Figure A represents a figure that has a relatively flat rear while figure B represents a figure with curves. FYI I did use the curvy pattern pieces for the Simplicity slacks.



What do you think? Am I onto something?

10 comments:

  1. Looking at your diagrams, I can see where Figure B would better serve a curvy person. I think I'll try it on my next pair of pants.

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  2. Totally! I'm so going to give this a go on my next pair of fitted pants! Thanks for the diagram. I've heard people say this, but it makes so much more sense pictorially.

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  3. Absolutely! Curvy figures need more of a deep curve (scoop) in the crotch area

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  4. You are definitely on to something. I've always used Palmer/Pletsch method of pant fitting. Scooping out the back crotch is one of their fitting tips, if you get folds in the back. Good sewing!

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  5. Indeed! The scoop in view B makes so much sense: the scoop and the angled upper area.

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  6. You are definitely onto something, I can't wait to try it, I think my body is changing I never use to have fit issues with pants.

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  7. Thanks for this info and for showing the pixs. I am working on a pair of pant now,so I now know what to do if the rear looks funny. Have a lovely week..

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  8. I agree, the visual shows the logic to your version. You can't deny the great fit either. You look amazing in those pinstripe pants!

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  9. Thank you for the diagram! Pants never fit me. I can't buy them off the peg to fit, and I couldn't figure out how to sew them either. You have given me hope and enthusiasm! Thanks for sharing your insight.

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