So my experiment has been in order to try and get some sort of time efficiency in place in due course!.
Now I shall show you what I have discovered about "my shape" . I have used my sloper pieces and placed them on top of a Butterick pants pattern. This shows the differences and the alterations I will need to make in any other pants pattern. Of course it will get a little more complicated if there are pleats and yokes to worry about, but the basic principles will be the same (okay, forgive the pedantic tone here, but my father was an engineer!).
I'll just show you! :)
|Pants Back - my sloper superimposed on a Butterick pants pattern.|
Now the front:
|Pants Front - my sloper superimposed on a Butterick pants pattern|
Now the waist area:
|Waistband - my sloper superimposed on the Butterick pattern.|
As far as my method is concerned, it works for me, but I am the sort of person who prefers to play with shapes and work it out for myself. I do understand the principles, but then I like to play around with them and make them work for me. I have found that following the pattern too rigourously has not met with great success as far as pants have been concerned!
If you are new to pants fitting, please do get yourself a good fitting guide. I find that "The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns: The Perfect Fit", published by Creative Publishing International (ISBN 1-58923-227-5) is useful, because it give clear concise pattern alterations along with clear photo's of fitting problems. I would just have a good look at various books, because your learning style and mine might be different and different methods may be better for you.