Last year my husband's two staff resigned (after 15 and 18 years respectively) at about the same time, leaving him in a bit of a spot, so silly me offered to help (so I finished my exams and the next day was working full time as a medical receptionist - not my cup of tea. Five weeks of that, then a new lady was found, back to study to complete my Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Some semester break!
This required trousers that were presentable. So started my journey with McCallsM5239:
The pattern does not tell you how to adjust for a saggy area under the seat, so at that point in time I didn't alter it, as I did not have time and was not sure how to address this problem.
Now, these trousers probably look a little dated, and I would agree, but for the environment they were made for, quite appropriate. My husband is a very conservative consultant Physician (internal medicine) so these sorts of pants work quite well.
The other reason I am showing you this conservative cut on me is because some of the modern lower waisted shapes don't really look that good on me:
|What's happened to my waist?|
|Seriously uncomfortable and not a good look.|
However, I want to improve the fit on the legs and also remove the bagginess under the seat. So, back to
First I laid out my Sarah Liz sloper onto the McCalls pattern (pre-traced).I took out some of the width on the hip/leg area and adjusted to add extra at the waist. I left the extra at the centre back of the trousers - it can always come out later.
Then cut out a new muslin -
With the slightly slimmer legs/hips:
I am also not worried about the sway back/flat back fitting problem at this stage - that can come out later. And the waistline at the front can be altered later. What I am trying to do is make sure the crotch is okay and the legs are a little less large in the thigh area.
What I did find was that the waist was a little angular and pulling - so I am going to redo this area again and straighten the hips a little more into the slim legs.
Well, I have some work to do now, getting these trousers sorted out, so I might say goodnight to you all now and wish you a lovely day/evening wherever you are, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Sarah Liz :-)