Next up in my panty fitting series is probably the most common problem I see; the back of the panty sliding into the bum and causing much discomfort. In American English we call it a wedgie. What causes it and how do we fix it? Let's take a look.
Problem: The back of the panty is sliding into my bum
Bunched up fabric at the back gusset seam. Not enough coverage over the bum cheeks.
There are three things that can cause the dreaded wedgie, so let's begin with the simplest.
Beginning from the back gusset seam, move up about 2-3" and 1/2" out from the bum curve. Draw in a new bum curve and blend back into the original gusset seam and side seam. This is just an approximation to give you a place to start; you may need more or less added to the back.
Also, if gravity or weight loss has caused the fullness of your bum to lower, you may need to also lower the widest point of the bum curve.
That's it for today, happy sewing!
4/12/2021 03:26:09 am
Hello! Thank you for your fitting tutorials for pants, they are very helpful.
4/12/2021 01:53:52 pm
Hello! You are welcome. I design my patterns to have the gusset longer in the front for this very reason. The back (in my humble opinion) isn't as important. So the answer would be, whatever is most comfortable for you.
12/12/2022 08:21:47 pm
I often wear a shapewear thong and it's always tight up between my bum giving me quiet a wedgie but I've got used to the feeling of having them up my bum all the time, I wear a high waisted shapewear thong that's quiet comfortable to wear all day. I guess you get used to anything given time.
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