Oh boy, I’ve got to say whilst I understand the importance of muslining certain garments, the tedium of getting these damn shorts to fit is driving me mad.
It all started with these gorgeous Rachel Comey raw silk shorts.
They’re made using Burda Magazine 06/2010-115 which was also available for download.
The pattern only goes to a size 44 so I graded it up a whopping 10 inches or so using the guidelines here.
Then came the muslins.
Too tight across the bum and hips. Using Suni’s post on trouser fitting I made a full thigh adjustment to get more room in the seat.
So I fiddled around trying to work with the fabric and ended up taking 3/4 inch wedge off the front. It’s hard to explain but I pined the waistband to my top so it didn’t move, then tugged the pant front up a bit and pinned it back to the waist band. Like a front version of a sway back adjustment.