I have been trying to get myself focused on making my own clothing since I joined the NO RTW. I have stayed true to the challenge, but I have not been sewing either.
I have made the attempt at fitting pants----Using McCall's pattern M5142 from 2006, Palmer/Pletsch,The Perfect Jean. The pattern gives several options for fitting much like you find in the current ready wear environment. Classic fit, Skinny fit, Curvy fit; sits @ waist, or slighty below waist.
I cut the size 10, curvy fit. I have a waist line that usually is very hard to fit in RTW. Using 2 old shirts that my son-in-law had discarded as my sample fabric, the adventure began.
The pattern identifies adjustment areas and also 1" seam allowances. Luckily very little adjustment was needed.
I used the shirt pockets for the hip pockets. There is a little puckering @ the top of the hip in the yoke area. I really think that due to the way that I had to cut pieces from the shirt to get this completed, that there was too much bias and the stretch occurred.
My seams followed the recommended 1" except for a small area just @ the top of hip on side seams. Approximately 3" below waist for about 4". I let the seam out 1/4" to try and reduce the pull along the opening of the front pocket.
Overall I think I got a good fit. I will be wearing these around the house and my next pair will be a capri in stretch white denim.