I could go on about how to make pants fit you, but Shelley J over at New Vintage Lady has it pretty much figured out.
As for my adventures in pants,
Textile Studio 1001 basic pants don't fit me out of the box. I have a bit more junk in my trunk than they assume, so I needed to add more fabric down there. So, added a waistband in the back, giving me almost three inches more depth to the back seam.
I altered the pattern, and then went at the pants. Luckily, the elastic casing width in the pattern gave me something to work with.
|The back seam moved up.|
|Waist seam trimmed for band addition (lurking at right)|
|Sewn and ironed|
|Matched to front edge and ironed|
|Edge serged, top and bottom of elastic casing sewn, and finished with a rickrack loop at the back.|
And next time, these pants are ready to go out of the envelope...except for the part where I'm moving the side seams forward and changing the pocket and.....