Can anyone explain two things to me: Why are the backs of a pants pattern usually a little wider than the fronts? Would it make a great difference if they were the same?
How do I cut a wide leg pants pattern to be smaller at the hem? The pattern is elasticated and fits like a dream over the hips, but I would like the hem to be narrower. Should the leg seam curve or be a straight line from the hem to the hip? Do I cut the same amount off all seams?