I’m using the Taunton Press “Fitting Solutions” book. Page 97 explains how to continue fitting pants after inseams and crotch seams are stitched leaving a zipper-length opening in the front. The grainlines are marked, a fitting band is placed around the waist to hold the unfinished pants on. Once adjusting the pants so the grainlines are straight, I see the pants hang well at the front and back crotch. Next, the inseams must hang straight down the legs half-way between the front and back. The length of pant I’m working on is about knee length. Beginning a little below the point where F+B(crotch area) pieces meet, the R+L backs gradually swing foward such that there is about 1/2″ or so extra fabric at the unfinished edge or where the hem would eventually be. I’ve pinned, repinned this way and that way, without satisfactory results.
I’m not understanding something! Is this a waist fitting issue? A crotch fitting issue? Please help!
(Once the inseams are straight, the next step is to pin the side seams.)