Trouble fitting pants? Here's a clue perhaps why
|My pants front block pattern at left. Style Arc Melissa Pant front at right|
So I need some basic black pants. Style Arc's Melissa has front slant pockets, a fly front, a pleated front and faux back pocket flaps, just the ticket. Even though I have a custom pant block, I thought I'd give a Style Arc pattern a go, mainly because I couldn't be bothered fiddling around with my block pattern to incorporate the design of the Melissa. Well, after comparing the Melissa pant front and back I'm not so sure. I think if I want to get the fit I want it may be quicker to just get down to altering the block.
Check out the picture of the two front patterns above.Try and ignore the overall shape , just look at the crotch curve. My front has a crotch curve that is almost a 90 degree angle. The Melissa pattern has a gentler front curve. I can imagine a lot of fabric around the front crotch trying to go somewhere.