As you all know, I have been attempting to fit trousers for most of this year. I have recently trialled a few patterns and was not very happy with the fit. I wondered if part of the problem was that I am in the petite height category. So I decide to trial a Burda style pattern sized for Miss Petite. The pattern is 7058 - a tapered pant with faced band and side zip.
As the waist was dropped at the front, and as I have a high back rise, I added extra at both CB and CF - of course, gradually tapering into the rest of the waist band by the side seams. I also want a waistband as I find this holds the trouser up on me:)
This is my finished muslin, front view first and then the back view:
Overall, I think Burda Miss Petite is going to work for me - it may not be perfect, but it hasn't given me nearly as many headaches and hassles as other patterns - where the legs just swim on me, even for so called slim fit tapered pants.
This is a slim hipped pant, so I am not sure that it would work for curvier shapes - if you are very full in the hips and thighs, I think the basic pattern would not work for you.
I'm going to try regular Burda pants as my next muslin - I'm working on muslins at the moment as I want to get ready for summer sewing with patterns already fitted, so that I can just sew:)