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GreenDuck
« on: July 14, 2009 04:33:57 PM »

I am trying to alter a pattern for stretch boxer shorts to make it fit. I made it in a cotton knit and have got it big enough now, but there are creases running in diagonal lines from the crotch upwards (tried to draw a picture in MS Word but that isn't the right file type to upload).

Where should I take in/ let out the pattern to get rid of the creases? I read somewhere that stress lines point towards the problem, does this mean I should let out the 'legs' where they join the crotch?

Oh and I'm a girl, my crotch doesn't stick out!   Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009 12:34:53 PM »

This book on Google books says those wrinkles might indicate "full inner thighs"

http://books.google.com/books?id=1gSsXUEIJwIC&pg=PA105&dq=fit+pants
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009 04:01:52 PM »

Does that mean you need to increase the size of the leg openings?


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