I present to you, my valued readers, my latest wadder.
Notice the big gap at the back waistband and the gaping, droopy section in the front. I adjusted and took these in (a total of 1 1/4") as I sewed them together, but they still need to be taken in a good 2-3 inches. If I do that, I fear it will distort the style lines of the garment. Therefore, they are oficially classified as a wadder.
I also think the back darts should be extended slightly. They appear to be a bit short. Or, maybe the length of the darts is okay if the shorts fit properly. The pattern instructions are very clear and easy to follow and I really like the style of the shorts, so I will ponder whether or not to attempt another pair. If I do, I will definitely cut a smaller size.
I'm moving on to another project. I'm in the mood for a maxi skirt or dress, so that will most likely be the next garment that I sew. The best way for me to get past a wadder is to quickly move on to the next project in queue.
Here's hoping you rarely have wadders and you are richly rewarded with success.