Here I am, standing in the lining of my pants, in my nana knickers, with muffin tin in unadorned glory.
Since it's heading into autumn, I decided to sew some woolen pants, so I figured I may as well use the lining as my muslin. It makes sense. Think of a hot dog. It doesn't matter if the outer bread is soft and accommodating it's the sausage skin that splits.
But I feel, shall we say, somewhat exposed standing here in my lining. It's the most unforgiving fabric. It won't behave the same way as the outer, but hey, if you can get sateen to look good then the outer is going to be a cinch.
I tried on my pants inside out, so that I could pin up centre front once on. The good news is that it's more or less OK.
Pant sew along buddies, you can click on the photos to make them bigger. Friends and family ... don't go there, trust me, it's too much information.
For the front I have had to let out the centre front seam in the upper hip area. I think the smile on the front right indicates I need to increase the front crotch/thigh area.
For the side, wrinkes to point to the thigh area. I can see I'm probably going to have to make a full thigh adjustment.
For the back, actually not as bad as it looks. Definitely too short through the back crotch, the seam doesn't reach the elastic marking the waistline. Looks to me like it's too tight through the dierriere and thigh. I'm thinking I'll lengthen the crotch depth, tapering out through the inseam to assist the thigh area as well. I've already adjusted for a flat dierriere, so I don't think scooping more out will help.
I'm going to scale back the vents 1/2 inch - they look funny inside out but they're really great worn the right way out. The fullness at the bottom really helps to balance the thighs.
Pant buddies, do my alterations seem right?