What book would you recommend as a guide for drafting and fitting trousers? I’m primarily thinking about men’s trousers here, although a book that also deals with women’s would be quite handy. The problem here is that I’ve been eyeing David Page Coffin’s multimedia book on making trousers for some time now, but it explicitly says that it doesn’t deal with drafting and fitting the basic pattern, so I’d like to have something that can teach me to make that well-fitted pattern before I try to delve into the more advanced weirdness in Coffin’s book. And of course there’s also the element of my frustration with ready-made trousers—I’ve tried on several pairs that fit nicely around the legs and hindquarters but the waistline is always too low for my tastes and/or the material is blech (I avoid polyester like the plague because I’ve had a polyester pair catch fire during my Boy Scout days whereas a cotton pair just got lightly singed in a similar incident). So…well, enough rambling. Thanks beforehand for the recommendations.
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