To this end, I have made a template and assessed what sort of curve I might need. I have already checked pattern fitting books, and as I have a flat bottom it is likely I need a more rounded, horseshoe shaped crotch shape.
I also have a bit of a tum that needs accommodating.
I have made up two muslins - one from a Butterick pattern, and the other a sloper I have been working on for some months. Both are plain trousers with darts front and back.
(Excuse the poor light in the following photo's - its late at night and I'm relying on the flash).
|Butterick pattern pants front.|
I can see just be looking at the shape of the pants that these are not for me. They are for a figure with a defined waist, hips and curvier thighs. You can see the depth of the back by looking at the crotch area and the amount of fullness at the rear leg (see inner leg seam).
|Butterick pants, back crotch area.|
|Sarah Liz sloper, pants front.|
Looking at the crotch/inner leg seam area, you can see that there is a lot less fabric in the back of these pants.
You can also see that the whole shape of this pant is a lot straighter than the Butterick pattern - much more like my shape.
|Sarah Liz sloper, pants rear.|
I then looked at the crotch shape from the side of the garment - please remember that these are calico muslins I am playing with, and they have not been ironed, trimmed or anything else - and also it is late here so getting rather tired!)
|Butterick crotch shape, back of pants.|
|Sarah Liz sloper crotch shape, back of pants.|
Well, I wonder which pant is going to look best on me - the Butterick pant or the Sarah Liz sloper pant?
I'm off to quickly find out now, and then its time for bed. I'll post the pictures on Saturday or Sunday, as I have limited sewing time tomorrow - its accounts day at the office.
Wherever you are, goodnight and God Bless.
Sarah Liz :)