Here are some posers for all you veterans of the pants fitting wars:
I’m using a Burda pants pattern, and am pretty satisfied with the fit. The one I am using has two front darts on each pattern piece (four altogether on the front)
Now I want to eliminate the front darts on the pattern to have a completely flat front. Where do I take out the excess fabric? From the zipper area, by cutting the front seam on the bias to taper into the waist; or do I taper the side seams a little more? Or both?
Here’s a second question. Are there any special tips that anyone knows about for inserting a zipper in the side seam rather than in the front fly area? I’ve never tried this one, and am intimidated by the curve of the side seam.