Blogosphere, I am calling on your advice and guidance once more. So I'm trying to make these pedal pushers from Simplicity 4255 (from 1953 - already made the blouse, which you can see here). They look okay from the front, but the backs of the legs are a bit wrinkly and saggy.
Front view is okay...
Shame about the back!
It'd be good to make them a bit more fitted, but my derrière isn't exactly small so if I take the back in any more it's going to look a bit... erm... rude. More importantly I won't be able to sit down very comfortably. What do you think? Can you tell me why they've gone wrinkly?
The original inspiration for these was Dorothy Malone in Written on the Wind. I also love both Janice's loose fitting linen capri pants and Katikando's tighter denim ones, but mine are a kinda cross-between both at the moment and not really doing it for me.
So what do you think? Is there a secret method of making the fit look better? Or have I just been staring at them too long and they don't look so bad after all? Am I working in conflict with the pattern, trying to make what are meant to be loose pedal pushers fitted? Maybe it's the denim - should I try again with linen or chambray and leave them loose? I'm going to put this project away for a few days so I can return to it with fresh eyes - and hopefully some fresh perspectives from you, my internet friends...