Friends, my theory tested with mixed results.
Just to recap, I had in my head that all I needed to do to correct the backside of my pants at the lower crotch level was to give myself an inch more of crotch room. All I really wanted to do was slide the crotch back about an inch and true-up the inside leg seam. Here is a video of my alteration…
And then add on some fabric to my muslin
After some more thought I decided to take in about 1/2″ at the waist through the hips on the side seam. For these photos, I only sewed the left side of these pants.
Surprisingly it was a little better.
Yes! I think that’s it! The left side looks a lot better than the right side. There’s still room to tweak but I think I’m getting there. Here’s a close up. The inspiration cargos don’t have a lot of bagginess in the buttocks area so I think I might be there.
I’m just slightly concerned that my muslin might be too light of fabric to give me a true sense of just how much excess fabric to remove.
I can only keep going though. Next stop, the front.