February Fails: Adventures in pants3:00 PM
I am so happy that I got this great blog prompt from a facebook group I follow. Thanks Sew Redy for the great idea. I present to you: Febr...
I am so happy that I got this great blog prompt from a facebook group I follow. Thanks Sew Redy for the great idea. I present to you: February Fails
So my February Fail is the Rabbit Rabbit Creations Sunshine Shorts. I had originally picked out the RRC Sunshine Shorts to be part of my 40 Garments in 40 Days series that will start next month. I felt so pressed for time, that I simply checked the size chart and started working on the shorts. I paid attention to all the pretty top stitching and was carefully ironing out all my hems. When they were done, I couldn't help showing them off to my husband saying, "These are just gorgeous."
Truth is, they are gorgeous. They also, don't fit. :(
So, what is wrong with the fit? I have several fit pics for you to look at.
(please note that to best show off the fit issues, these photos were lightened substantially)
From the back, you can see wrinkles radiating up into the crotch from below the butt.
From the side, the side seam pulls toward the back and lines up with the back of her leg instead of being perfectly vertical. I apologize for the angle of these shots, but you can still clearly see that the side seam is hitting at the back of her leg, rather than in the center.
|Front Crotch Curve From Summer Petal Shorts|
All that said, as much as I like the style of these shorts, I'm not qualified to completely redraft a crotch curve. Your best bet in this case is to start with a better drafted pattern with different crotch curves for each size. Sadly, given the pitch of the side seam, my daughter can't even comfortably wear these shorts since lifting her knee pulls the entire pair of shorts down in the back.
So there you have it, my February Fail. Please note, that all of the shorts patterns I own from Rabbit Rabbit Creations have this same faulty rise. That includes: Sunshine Shorts, Petal Shorts, Sporty Shorts and Surfer Shorts. I have sent a message to the owner of Rabbit Rabbit Creations. I truly hope that there has been an update to these patterns that I am missing. Last time I checked, all 4 of these patterns are still for sale. I do have other Rabbit Rabbit Creations that I do love (at least the last time I sewed them). Happy sewing!