How to Get Your Pants to Fit Better at the Back Leg
While working at a menswear shop in the Atlanta area in the 1980s, I learned many techniques for altering ready-to-wear garments, including one for removing excess fabric from the back trouser legs. I continue to use this knowledge today when altering ladies’ clothing. If poorly fitting pants are an issue with your ready-to-wear or me-made clothing, consider this way to get your pants to fit at the back leg and below the seat.
Pin the excess fabric
In some cases, you can pinch out the excess along the back crease of the pants legs. If no crease is present, just pinch out the desired amount below the seat at the center of the leg.
1. Place a pin vertically, as shown.
2. Measure from the pin to the fold with a seam gauge or other device. Keep in mind that this amount needs to be doubled, as there is the…
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