I am really trying to fit some slim-fit pants. I can do high-waist, wide-leg pants, but anything slim-fitting is just a shit show.
I was inspired by some pants in the Burda December 2017 issue to try pants that have a back yoke, a little back elastic, and slim legs with zippers at the ankles. Here is my muslin with gridlines per the Palmer-Pletsch method to identify trouble spots:
You’ll see from the side views that the lines that should be horizontal are dipping – that’s because my ass needs more fabric in the back. I am not sure where the wrinkles in the front are coming from, or what the solution is there.
The elastic in the back is doing bupkes. Besides that there is a crazy number of wrinkles and weird angles in the back. And twisting around the calves.
Basically, a shit show. Is it worthwhile to continue?