Hubris does come back to haunt you and in the case of making jeans it's certainly bit me on the ass. I was so sure that I could make a better fitting pair than the jeans from Net a Porter I posted some time back. Quite a while back.
I started out with copying a rtw pair that was too small but I thought had fit me nicely. Enlarging them seemed to focus on how they really hadn't fit as well as I thought they had. I guess I was just willing to accept less perfection from a pair that was really just ok as long as I didn't have to make them. The front was fine, but the back had my usual problems due to a flat low seat.
I chucked those and decided that of the many jeans patterns I owned I'd make the Hot Patterns dressy jean. It had that L shaped crotch that fit me and after all my tnt pants started out as the Razor Pant from Hot Patterns. Enter many, many muslins and two pairs that were supposed to be finals. The black corduroy I posted were great in the front, but way too short in the back and pulled down uncomfortably. The pants ended up with a really pointed back crotch and when I cut it off it made the back crotch too short, and if I didn't cut it off it made the front crotch look like this:
This is what the back crotch ended up looking like as I tried to get more room in the back crotch so that the pants wouldn't pull down when I sat.
The back didn't look bad, unless you count the fact that they were just too low at the waist.
I've put them aside for the time being while I figure out what I want to do. I've gotten so far from the original pattern, which by the way also had this very point back crotch, that I am considering starting over with another pattern. But not now. It's taken too much of my time and a lot of denim. I need clothing for spring and summer so I am going to give it a rest and try again later. I may even go shopping and try to find a pair that I can live with.
If anybody has a pattern recommendation that works for a flat low rear end do let me know.
I leave you with my pile of rejects and this isn't even all of them!
Notes on a Pattern - McCall M7445 Pants
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