I thought I’d sit down and whip up a muslin of the Bella pants finally, and everything was going great until I tried to attach the yoke pieces to the rest of the pants. I found I had at least FIVE extra inches of yoke in the back. This seems pretty ridiculous, and I can’t figure out how I managed it. I double checked the pattern pieces, I checked that my side seams were aligned, and I still can’t figure out how there could be so much extra length in the yoke compared to the rest of the pants.
Has anyone else had this problem? Am I going crazy? I’m sewing a size 46.
I will probably abandon this pattern, because even if I slashed five inches off the yoke there are many other fit issues. I’m a pear (44" on the hips, 29" in the waist), and the fit was really terrible when I pulled them on. The crotch depth was much too shallow for me, the side seams were too far to the back, the pockets looked a mess. What a bummer. I’m not a novice sewer – I followed the directions carefully and I just don’t understand how things could go so wrong. Is this just a bad pattern for my measurements? There are so many cute successful versions posted by other people. Is this just a difficult pattern that needs lots of adjustments?
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I agree. I’m stunned at the poor instructions. I write instructions and procedures for …
That’s a very good question. I await a satisfactory answer, especially about ease.
That’s too bad, I’m sorry for your bad experience. I’ve never taken any of their classe…
all very very full and meaningful it gives me comfort and rewarding
Any replies would be helpful :(