Ugh. I just got most of the way through making a pair of slacks.
You see, 'pants' are what lots of us wear to work. No, I don't mean undies. I mean those long things that go from approximately your waist to the top of your foot. They are often grey or black, and are a professional item of clothing, often forming the bottom half of a suit.
'Slacks' are usually worn by the elderly, or occasionally people who just don't mind having no bum. Because that's what slacks do. They give you a slack bum. They tend to have either darts or pleats from the waistband. (side note: sometimes these things are awesome for fitting pants. And sometimes they just make them old-lady shaped).
|Yeah, this is the back. Ordinarily, I have a big round bum.|
However, I'm back to my usual problem whereby the measurements don't lead to the right size (for me). My measurements clearly indicated a size 20 curvy... I should have already been dubious. I've never been a size 20. But, trusting in the 'Amazing Fit', I plowed on.
|Nowhere on the pattern did it say 'wide leg' or 'ugly rave pants'|
- These are at least two sizes too big.
- The style was horrible on me anyway, with the waistband in a weird place and much too wide legs.
- I thought my problems with ease in 'Big 4' patterns were to do with my usual FBA. Turns out that Big 4 bottoms also don't fit.
- I am never going to be able to trust the body measurements on these patterns, and it's immensely frustrating. I don't mind adjusting, but that's nearly impossible when the whole thing is completely the wrong size.