Troubles with Fitting Trousers - Beginner's Guide.
After you have learnt to make trousers, you will then find they are quite simple to construct :). The hard part comes in adjusting the fit to suit your shape around the waist, tummy, hip, bottom, thigh and crotch area. There are so many variations in the female form that it is not surprising that a pattern is just the starting point for trousers, and will probably not fit you well at all.
I do advise that when you have mastered the making trousers that you do some reading about how to fit trousers. I have found two books invaluable here - there are many on the market, but I tend to just refer to books when I have a problem (after I have worked out I do) and I look for the simplest way to solve it in the future.
I use "The Perfect Fit, The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns" by Creative Publishing International - it has lots of photos throughout, which I like, because it is easy to see the problem that you have in real life and compare that to photographs in the book. I'm also quite fond of Sandra Betzina's handy little book called "Fast Fit". Again, it quickly and succinctly outlines problems and then provides a variety of solutions.
|The Perfect Fit, The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns.|
|Check Crotch and Full Abdomen alteration|
|Full Bottom and Flat Bottom Alterations|
|Fitting solutions for full hips|
|Large Waist alteration|
|This is me - Flat Seat alteration|
Sarah Liz :)