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.
Mark key points
4. Now focus on the inseam. If you’re altering ready-to-wear trousers, you’ll see a notch farther down the leg, which indicates the knee level. Place a chalk mark there, as it will be the stopping point for the adjustment.
5. Remove the stitches at the inseam from the crotch to the notch at knee level.
At the back leg only, measure…