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Type of item: Clothing
Light weight denim/twill - cotton
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I was always under the impression that my elbows "marked" my waist (parallel to the floor) - which makes my waist high . Once I tried to fit the waist with the high measurement - it wouldn't work. Man, if I couldn't fit the waist how was I going to fit the rest??? I re-measured my waist according to the class and got a very different measurement. The elbow/waist measurement is 29 1/2 and the CORRECT measurement is 32.5 - ish. I do not like to wear anything at the elbow/waist area - My pants/shorts/bottoms always end up sitting low in the front and higher in the back. For alterations so far - I brought the front of the pants up 1/2 inch - and need to pinch out some fabric in the front/crotch rise-vertical or horizontal??? I'd like to lower the back some too - haven't done that yet. The pants need to be taken in - do I take in the pants on the side and fronts to keep the lines where they are supposed to be. Will taking in on the sides take care of the extra fabric under my butt?? BTW - love the class Sandra - thank you for sharing the passion we all feel for sewing!! Judy