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I appreciate the feedback from everyone, comments were helpful. I  made some tweaks to the Lander Shorts, which improved some of the fit issues and then created additional fit issues.

This is a nice pattern, yet I don't think my body shape really works well with this pattern. The pattern is high-waisted and that is not going to work for me.  The more fit adjustments I made the bigger the waistband seem to be. It is not a contour waistband.

I was getting more and more frustrated with the project.  I was not going to give up on my quest to make a well-fitting pant/shorts and decided to give McCall's Palmer/Pletsch pant pattern (6440) a try. I decided to go back and view the Palmer/Pletsch video on pants fitting on Craftsy and found my Fit For Real People Pant Fitting book. I have had this pattern for some time and had listed it for sale on eBay, so I pulled that listing and decided to use it myself.  I have already cut around the pattern pieces and used my hip measurement as recommended for the size to cut.  The fabric suggested for this pant is a stretch woven which I had planned to use for the shorts.

This pant has a center back or a side seam invisible zipper.  My best RTW fitting pants are Talbot and have a side seam zipper, this keeps the focus from the tummy as compared to using a fly front closure.

I will continue to share my pant fitting progress.






Comments

  1. Good luck on your quest for a good fitting pair of pants/shorts. I never quite understood why women wanted fly front pants anyway. I realize that's standard for jeans but for dress or casual pants?

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    1. I had a pair of jeans years ago that zipped on the side and the look was so slimming. The pants I bought from Talbots have side zippers and I think they look great!

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  2. Sounds like you have adjusted your plan well! Best wishes on this new direction!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa. I still find that I make one adjustment one place, I have to make another somewhere else.

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  3. Good luck!! Can't wait to see how it works out.

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    1. This pant fitting thing is a challenge. I make one adjustment, I then have to make another somewhere else. I think I am close enough with these pants to give it a try.

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