So you see the stars wearing their hot army fatigues on Battlestar Galactica
put those puppies on, and they sag in the butt, blouse out at the hips, and come up to your chest. (Sorry, no before pic, but if you've ever gotten those BDU's and put them on, you know how unflattering they are on the female form)
You can change all that - and end up with this...much better than the original baggy high pants! (Don't mind the model, she is not a movie star...)
First, you've followed the tutorial on SciFiHero.net by Lostncybr (Green BSG BDU Colonial Fleet Utility Uniform), and modified the belt loops on a regular pair of army BDU fatigues. Then, you fold the waistband over until the bottom of the belt loop touches the top of the back pockets - the same all the way around.
You'll need some hidden pleats or it will be blousy:
Next to the back pockets
Sew all the way around, staying on the original seam for the bottom of the belt loops and top of back pockets - there will be a fold of fabric going up on the inside - just tack it in place so it stays up (or cut it off - I liked how it stiffened the waist band up, though, so I left it)
Final butt shot - the pleats don't show, and not baggy!
Final waist - I used too dark of a thread, and you can see where I tacked the folded fabric up, but the belt will cover it.
Now.. you are not
ready for the frumpy ol' military, but you are
ready for a Battlestar! Well, almost - I just finished the shirt
- almost done with the rest.
I think this could work with some of my other pants that are too big on me, or too high waisted - just thought I'd share in case it could be helpful!