After a year and a half journey, I can finally say that I have sewn a pair of pants that is not only comfortable, but flattering front and back!!!! I have every pants fitting book on the market, every article that Threads has published on fitting pants, and finally, the pieces came together when I decided to buy yet another pants fitting book. I bought Pants for Real people, by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto. I had their Fit for Real People and liked it so I took a chance and bought yet another fitting book.. It is great. I just finished a pair of stretch cordoroy jeans. I was inspired by this months Threads to try again to make jeans. I used a Burda magazine jeans pattern. My husband paid me the ultimate compliment, he said wow they are really flattering. This book has made a real difference. Fitting pants is more frustrating than anything else I have tried to fit. I am working on a modified trouser now in a light weight stretch wool. They have slant front pockets, always a challenge if you have a rouded high hip, as I do. One thing that I did do was make a modified straight waist band that is described in the Taunton press book on pants, that takes a straight waist band and with small triangles as the bottom is curved to fit over a high round hip. It is very flattering. I used a center back seam instead of one piece. I definitely reccomend this book to anyone.
Nancy, we want to see pictures!! Please.
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