Blame the holidays- the constant rain prevented hiking or kayaking, nothing to do but eat fatty foods, lie around, and drink scotch. I don’t fit into half my clothes, and can’t make accurate fitting decisions for the pieces intended for my next wardrobe collection.
Wrinkles! Wrinkles everywhere! I needed a full butt alteration. The June/July 2009 (?) Threads offered a complex solution masquerading as a simple fix. That particular subterfuge sits badly with me. It sets beginners up for failure and they blame themselves. If it’s easy, great. If it takes a little head-scratching, then don’t lie about it.
After Threads’ solution:
The CB needs scooping below the waistband. As my hips measure 1.25″ larger than when I did the alteration in November, I’m not surprised I still have wrinkles. The alteration had the effect of changing the crotch curve and adding 3/4″ to the back inseam and 1 7/8″ to the back side seam. I left the front as-is.
I want to make these as cuffed pants with pretty hong kong seams and tabbed double welt pockets in unbleached organic cotton. I dare not without establishing perfect fit.
I like using fitted clothing for gentle weight control, but at the moment it’s plain irritating.
Fitting and trouser goddesses, I beg your opinions. If I add a bit to the front inseam, would that help my smiles in the short term without making the pants too baggy in the long term? These particular pants fit closely through the hips then swirl to the floor. I hope if I add to the front inseam, when I shed the holiday weight the extra space will melt into the wearing ease.
Why not wait? I’m launching Wardrobe Club next Saturday, and I want to finish as much of my own wardrobe as possible before then.
In the interests of full disclosure, this came home with me from work the other day:
I tagged them with “DIBS!” when they arrived weeks ago, and only just added to stock. That’s how I make resolutions work- I trespass, forgive myself, and do better next time. I have to allow some leeway with breaking a habit, whether it’s fatty foods or fabric.