I had to drop my sewing machine off at the hospital. Hopefully she'll feel better in a few weeks and can come home with me to have more fun. First, she needs to stop turning off when I'm stitching and I need to contemplate all the needles that I break. Especially the ones that force pins down into the machine because I know that I know better. Those ones make me cringe.
Since I'm not working on any projects right now, I wanted to impart some knowledge that I obtained at the Rocky Mountain Sew Expo last month. If you remember this...
The back of my first shorts muslin didn't turn out so well. As you can see, there are diagonal wrinkles below my derriere, which means I needed a Full Seat Adjustment a.k.a. I Have Junk in My Trunk Adjustment.
I simply drew a line from the sharpest part of the curve (at center back) to the side seam. I cut TO the side seam, not THROUGH it. That way, I created a hinge so I could pull the top of the pattern out to create more space. I've created a big gap for this example (in light blue), but you may want to try this 1/4" at a time and muslin it for fit.