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From: bridesmom
Date: 07-23-2007, 10:47 PM (1 of 4)
Just made a pair of jeans with Sandra Betzina's Vogue todays fit jean pattern without any pattern adjustment and they darn near are a perfect fit except for one thing. The crotch is baggy in the front at the crotch. Normally I have to adjust for the back and front crotch length by adding a good 1 - 1.5 inches and I didn't do anything with these, thinking that I'd have the dip at the back in the waist, or that the back seam would creep upwards, but it seems ok. So, I'm not exactly sure how to go about adjusting these so that I can actually wear them. Can I just shorten the front on the pattern by folding out some of the crotch length and leave the back as it is??? I'm a little stuck here.
Hopefully this makes some sense.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 07-24-2007, 06:33 PM (2 of 4)
I can't really help...can just point you to a site that I bookmarked from past posts. Maybe you will find something to help...
Making Perfect Pants (
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User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
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From: sewinglady4u
Date: 07-24-2007, 08:42 PM (3 of 4)
Hi, hopefully I can help. If there is no zipper in the way, the easiest thing to try is to sew in on the seam that runs down the front of your jeans. Taking this seam in can take the bagginess out. To see if that is what you need to do, just pin it in and see if it helps with the fit.

If it's hanging too long, then you need to separate the crotch seams and just take up the front seam as much as you need too. To figure that out, just pinch up the front and see how much you have pinched up.

Good luck and happy sewing,
User: sewinglady4u
Member since: 10-07-2005
Total posts: 18
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-24-2007, 11:25 PM (4 of 4)
I think that if the front is baggy at the crotch line, then I would pinch out the difference and take up the front as needed. Seems like a easy fix. You might want to adjust the front pattern piece for the next pair you make. Good for you for finding a pattern that works.
Marty :cool:
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
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