Most sewing bloggers only post completed garments, either saving the muslin-making portion for Instagram and/or Facebook. Or they don’t document the fitting process at all. There’s nothing wrong with that. I’m guilty of it too. I get wrapped up in a project and I forget to take WIP (works in progress) photos. But this gives the impression that a good fit is achieved on the first shot. So false. It usually takes 3 tries before I achieve a “perfect” fit. Even if it’s a quick muslin with no closures and seam lines marked for pinning, I always test a pattern. Always. Usually, I need a nip and a tuck here and there, but for my most recent pair of pants, which I will debut tomorrow, it needed major surgery. Just look at all those corrections! Because I had so much to slash and close, I took it out in several spots (I don’t like reducing more than ½” in one place on a pattern; 1” is pushing it).
So if you are currently is the Land-O-Pants or are struggling with fitting another garment, keep at it. No one has a perfect body and we all need a little mending.