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I am a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Sunday, September 2, 2018

This one's for Clare - rear shot of the Duet pants

As requested here is a shot of the back view of my Duet pants. I hesitate to show this as the cotton poplin, here after I had worn these pants most of a day, is super wrinkly and I am afraid this will look more like a design issue with the pattern rather than a fabric issue. Bit like asking what's wrong with a dress pattern when it is made in linen after a day in the car.

I would put in my two cents worth too on the very common problem of a horizontal fold under the seat - I have found that famous "Clown Butt" alteration tactic works really well to fix that.

I have written about this in my book but also on this blog somewhere - if you search with that term in the search box it should turn up.

Back on topic, here is my back view of the Duet pants:


Rena said...

Now I’ve looked at this alteration inyour blog and the light bulb came on. I definitely need this alteration. I always have too much fabric pushed down below my butt when I sew or buy pants. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Barbara, for your reply and excellent photo. I have found your blog posts for the Clown Butt alteration, too. So very kind of you.

I shall get on and order the patter, straight away - and try the 'CB' fix asap.

Kind regards,

KS_Sews said...

Great fit! And helpful for people to see that this is good for a casual pant. I think too many people have gotten in their heads that pants must be completely, perfectly, flat/straight!!!! (I'm exaggerating purposefully!)