I’m not brand-new to pants (the first pair of jeans I made), but I’ve never drafted slim-fit trousers before and to be honest they’re a bit intimidating. So math! Much fitting! Wow! But I have some great herringbone woolen in my stash (somewhere between a flannel and a boiled wool, very nice quality, from Gorgeous Fabrics a couple of years back), a job I can’t wear jeans to, and a sudden interest in late-1950s silhouettes, so I thought it was time to take on the challenge.
Drafting discussion and fitting photos are here at my blog. I made a couple of breakthroughs and (hopefully) did away with a major fit issue in every pair of pants I’ve ever sewn. I would love some input from those of you who are experienced at fitting pants–there are some horizontal wrinkles in the back thigh that are still stumping me:
Needs length in the back fork, maybe?