Style Arc Linda: Flat Butt Adjustment – success!Posted: February 2, 2014
Advisory note: More close ups of my backside. Those of a sensitive nature should go and read something else.
You’ll remember that I made these trousers a couple of weeks ago, and the fit was lousy. So I looked online for the likely adjustment needed and discovered that my sagging seat is now so low slung, it’s gone all flat and droopy and needs a Flat Butt Adjustment.
So I altered my pattern piece (as posted previously) for the FBA. I also lengthened the torso by a couple of inches, shaved some off the hip curve to take some excess fabric away from the seat, and used the optional 2″ elastic in the waistband this time. I just had enough fabric left to make a pair of cropped ones. Here are the results.
Sorry the lighting is not identical but I hope you can see it has made a huge difference to the fit. I feel all smug.