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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2012-09-20 9:58 AM (#83370)
Subject: Slant Tunic with Different Pants



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I found some sketches I did for a class several years ago and thought they would be fun to discuss.

The slant tunic is the same.  It is shown with different pants.

The models on the right are 10% heavier than the models on the left.

Post your thoughts. 





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SueC56
Posted 2012-09-20 10:47 AM (#83373 - in reply to #83370)
Subject: RE: Slant Tunic with Different Pants


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For starters, I think the wide leg pants seem to lower the center of gravity (weight) making them both look bottom-heavy.

For the thinner figure, I feel that the slim leg (leftmost) pants look the most balanced.
For the heavier figure, the middle pants look more in proportion and balanced to me.

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sewsally
Posted 2012-09-20 11:40 AM (#83374 - in reply to #83370)
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Big top + slim pants = best combo visually.
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Grandma C
Posted 2012-09-20 11:44 AM (#83375 - in reply to #83370)
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I vote slim pants/ big top. And I'm own my way to that combine. I have lost 13 lbs but will never be without my thick waist and pot belly and flat rear. The only time I have been minus those were when I was to thin. I have learner to love the bigger tops with slim skirts and pants. They inhance the look of my shapely calves and thourobred ankles. Also takes advantage of my dd bust., my husbands favorite feature. Sorry TMI

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JeanK
Posted 2012-09-20 5:04 PM (#83379 - in reply to #83370)
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I prefer #2 or #5 - pant leg not too skinny, not too wide. I have thick thighs and thin ankles. I' do a muslin to see which I liked best.

ETA: I have a remnant of a waist so I would probably alter the tunic somewhat - take in side seams, maybe add a back belt. I' also shorten the tunic because of wide-ish hips. More flattering for my figure but I may be leaving the realm of 'tunic.'

As far as the pants go, fabric drape is everything.

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cfonfold
Posted 2012-09-20 8:39 PM (#83380 - in reply to #83370)
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A lot of subtle factors are at play as well. The narrow pants, the tunic hem which is perhaps not vertical but not hortizontal either, the narrower sleeves and last of all the shoulder darts which add two more lengthening lines. That would be 10 and a half vertical lines, drawing the eye up and not across. It all adds up.
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2012-09-21 7:48 AM (#83381 - in reply to #83370)
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Great thoughts guys.
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margie2
Posted 2012-09-21 10:48 AM (#83382 - in reply to #83381)
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What if the straight leg pants had a slightly wider hem? I would not make it much, but I think the figure would be more balanced and not look so top heavy. I would also add some waist darts to the tunic, or some kind of waistline definition to give an illusion of hour shape. I would not make it fitted. I would make the tunic out of a soft flowing fabric so that it does not stand away from the body. I might also color block the tunic.

Of course, I may be way out there since this is something I cannot wear. I am too short and wide. I need as much illusion of long legs as I can get.
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2012-09-21 11:40 AM (#83385 - in reply to #83370)
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good ideas Margie. I'll see if I can find some other materials from this class. One of the assignments was to design for a body type different from your body. The class felt this was a good exercise.
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Grandma C
Posted 2012-09-21 12:07 PM (#83387 - in reply to #83370)
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Karen, thanks for this exerscise. It fuels my meager cretive juices and helps me maximize the results of my efforts.
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magenta
Posted 2012-09-22 10:38 PM (#83411 - in reply to #83373)
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I agree with you Sue. The narrow pants make the heavier figure look more 'hippy'.

Sarah
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Grandma C
Posted 2012-09-23 10:40 AM (#83414 - in reply to #83370)
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My heavier figure has smallish hips/flat rear. does the narrow pant make the apple figure look larger Hmm, the more I look at the six figures I can see what you are describing.
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2012-09-23 11:02 AM (#83415 - in reply to #83370)
Subject: Re: Slant Tunic with Different Pants



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http://www.wildginger.com/wiki/measfit/pantsdesigns.htm

There are some sketches in the wiki showing pants with the same leg and different hip and the same hip and different leg width.

Sometimes with a fuller hip and thin thighs may feel the leg is baggy, but the wider leg may actually give a slimmer look.
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