If you have a flat butt, narrow hips, wide waist, thin legs and a tummy.
Being totally smitten with the trend toward those early 60's ankle pants, I've been craving a pair. I must confess, one of the reasons I don't like wearing pants is because I have the aforementioned body type that does not lend itself to a nicely fitted pair of ready to wear OR an easily self-made pair. I used to make my own pants...when I was younger and had a different body than I have at this age.
These days, I'm reading the parts of the pattern that say things like: "NOTE: If you are over thirty, your derriere is probably lower than when you were twenty, so tape below the lowest back crotch stitching line," and having to chuckle at the fact that I'm about to embark on a pant's making adventure that will produce no less than 3 muslins before I can fit my flat ( and low) derriere, thick waist and scrawny legs. normal woman's bodies by doing some adjustments .
So, what is normal? Flatt butt, full butt. wide hips, narrow hips. Athletic thighs, chicken legs. hourglass or post-baby waist and tummy. It's all normal. And it's all good. And we can make it work with a few adjustments and some patience.
And then, you may just be surprised at how happy you are with your wonderful, individual,
and perfectly unique shape when you have something that is custom fit.
Armed with two patterns ( McCalls 6440 and Vogue 1264 AND the excellent pants fitting tutorial from the Clover sew-along, I decided to just dig in and do this thing.
So, I pinned where I needed to, and came up with this :
I'm beginning to see a little tush shape.
After making the correct adjustments on the pattern, I have Muslin #2:
I am getting a better shape through the hips and tummy area, but they are still bagging in the legs and still a bit wide through the hips.
Muslin # 3:
So, I sort of fused the two patterns I mentioned, and ended up with a pretty decent fitting pair of pants. There are a few things I tweaked on the pattern after I had my final pair made, but I think that by making all the muslins, I have overcome my fear of pants and now have a pretty solid fitting pattern that I could adapt to any pants pattern.
I think I look like my mother must have in 1961.