Readers, thank you so much for the kind comments and suggestions regarding the fit of my sailor pants in the previous post. I decided to try to see if I could make them fit a little better. I did sew a muslin but I guess I just didn't pay alot of attention to how they looked in the back until I saw the picture--those things are worth a thousand words aren't they? I am still not totally happy with the fit, but I do feel I am leaning valuable lessons in how to go about fitting pants.
What I did was to rip of the side seam of the legs from as close to the waist as I could get to the knee. I took a deeper seam on the back and kept the seam the same on the front--so I had uneven seams. I also "scooped out" the back seam down to the crotch. I also took up a little bit on the inside seam of the legs. They feel very fitted, but I still am getting some weird lines on the back below the rear. Anyway, I am going to wear them like they are.
I might make these again and try to get the fit perfect, but honestly, pants are just not my favorite thing to sew. I would rather sew skirts, blouses, jackets, and dresses. Life is just to short to spend time sewing things you don't really enjoy. However, if I do make them again, I am wondering if I need to make a fisheye dart? If anyone knows of anything else I can do to perfect the fit, I would love to hear it.
I am currently working on a pair of BurdaStyle pants. I am interested to see how they are going to work out. I will post them when I finish.