The absolute worst thing your clothes can do is create unflattering shapes on your body. A few weeks ago we received a fit sample of our Scalloped Edge Shorts (re-vamped for Spring 2016!) and the back rise had a sharp corner shape along our fit model’s mid back rise. It almost looked as if the shorts were concealing a little puppy tail!
This shape happens when the back rises’ “tilt” is off. Looking at the general pattern reference below, the curved rise is the area of the garment that contours the wearer’s back side. Like most women, our fit model is more full in her hips than her waist; therefore, the top of the rise was angled far enough away from her waist that the shorts were making an abrupt angle back to her body.
I hope I haven’t lost you yet! The four photos below illustrate how a few slashes in the pattern and some new angles quickly resolve this issue.
Just another case of some desperate pattern love needed to ensure the most flattering curve along your back side!
P.S. This will be my last blog post! It has been a pleasure working along side the Mud Pie family and I will miss it dearly. Goodbye, Atlanta. Hello, Raleigh!