I used the pants from McCalls 6711:
These are a simple pant with front and back darts. I have worked out that with my tummy curve a dart is needed. There are front pockets - a plus. The pants are faced and have a back zip. Back zips annoy me - too much fiddling around to get there, I'm an in and out in a hurry type of dresser. I also like a waistband as it helps to hold things up on me - I have very small hips at 33 1/2 inches and faced garments just tend to fall down on me.
I cut size 8 outside leg, size 6 inner leg and size 14 waist and trued the in between area. The crotch curve was size 8. The pockets were cut to the size 12 line. The pattern did not have a pocket stay, just a pocket bag, so I drafted a stay.
As I also like to have a bit of give when I sit, I added strips of elastic at the back You will find pictures of this process below.
I also added a small extension in the back of the pant and the waistband (I split it so it had a CB seam) in case I need to let them out - you will often this arrangement in men's pants - again, pictures below.
I have previously made a calico (muslin) of the alterations which can be found here.
From these I discovered that I need to add extra at the back crotch curve, not scoop it out more as is so often recommended :
After these alterations, a test pant was needed. I used a cheap cotton poplin out of my stash. It doesn't have any give, or flop, or drape of any sort, so that pants are a little stiff, but quite wearable as a casual garment.
I'll show you the inside details first:
The waistband alteration extension and the pants extension. You can also see the elastic at the sides.
This is what it looks like on the outside:
And my zipper finish - I used a false fly for this - I don't need the bulk of fly shields - and with a nylon zip you don't need these. This was before ironing! ...
And these are what the pants look like on me - for reasons of modesty you are only getting the bottom half of my body is these photos :)
And it seems to be they way things are with slim, boyish figures:
One more photo to close, and then it's time here to do some ironing and get some dinner:
Sarah Liz :)