So, for those of you that have not seen my earlier post - I am attempting to get a crotch curve shape that suits me. I decided to use a flexible ruler to assess my shape. I wondered if a sort of sculptural approach to solving the crotch shape problem would work. Not the technique you read about in books. Only one way to find out....
|Drawing the crotch curve on paper|
|Crotch curve template|
|Fabric curve, template curve.|
|Butterick pattern crotch curve|
As you can see, this is a fairly flat curve at the rear - in fact it starts to straighten towards the crotch.
The next pattern shape is slightly different:
|Sarah pattern - crotch curve.|
I next compared the Butterick shape to my template shape:
|Butterick/Template crotch comparison|
|Sarah pattern/template comparison|
The back is to the left in this photo. Although there is a slight difference, overall the curve is a more similar shape to my template - and this is also the case with the front. I realise that I have put the second template in the seam allowances - but the front is sitting snugly on the seam allowances. If I did that with the template in the Butterick one, it would have obscured the curve shapes.
I now have to go and sew up the two shapes. When I have done this, I will be comparing them, taking photographs, and showing you what happens! Whatever the outcome!
I think I will be posting these on Thursday - I need to visit the dentist tomorrow, and won't have time to do the sewing and photography beforehand. As soon as I am able to, I will put up part 3 of the Pants Crotch experiment!
Goodbye for now
Sarah Liz :)
|Zip extension with added curve shape .|