I’ve just had the most annoying experience. I’ve been experimenting with the flexible-ruler method. I’m 3 fittings in. Thought it was looking pretty good. At least the crotches were not their normal bunching, pulling selves. Last fitting, last set of pics taken about 3PM and I swear I was busting out of the muslin. Could barely close the waistband and the pins were straining to keep the front closure closed. That was after having added 1″ to the WB length. Could not pinch any ease at the sides. I was afraid to sit down–which at some point you must do with a pants muslin—for fear the pins would go flying and the seams split. Drag lines were everywhere and prominent. Well below the crotches in the thigh area were little commas — i.e. crotches not bad at all.
In the morning, I’m thinking,I would like to scoop one final time and add more ease if its really needed. So at 12 noon, I try the muslin on again. Son of a gun! I can pinch 2″ on each side. Most of the drag lines have simply disappeared. The waistband easily closes and the front opening overlaps on its own. I didn’t even pin closed the front opening. Compare the 2 fittings before I continue my rant and finish with 2 questions.
Evening 12 Noon
Evening 12 Noon
Granted with the patterning of the fabric, it can be hard to see what is going on. But why such a difference between noon and afternoon fittings? I’ve already eaten a small lunch, as usual and same as yesterday. I have not had a BM (did yesterday) so clearing that area is not a factor. In mid-afternoon I may have a small snack. I do mean small. 4 carrots, or a whole, small tomato; a small scoop of cottage cheese. Chips, candy, cookies have been eliminated from my diet. Large meals are also gone. At most I have 3 small meals and the afternoon snack. Point being that neither today nor the day before, at any time was my stomach over-filled with food and my gut filled with toxic wastes. So….
Why is the am/noon fitting better than the PM?
Do you fit for the am or pm?
Some evenings I just cant stand my clothes and either unbutton/unsnap/unbelt or make an early change into pj’s. I’m inclined to fit for PM but then the garments will be too loose in the morning. If I fit pants for the evening, the won’t stay at the waist in the AM. What to do? What to do?