flattering pants for zaftig women? You know, that fit well over the rear, and fall nicely from the belly?
Anyone here make patterns or adapt them, for curvily contoured women?
I like zippers in the back. My backside is high, wide, and handsome -- but there's a relatively uncurvy bit in the center back. For me, with an hourglass figure, side zippers have to do too much curving.
The only place NOT to put zippers, IMHO, is in the front. Too much belly curvature. And fly-front zips are from The Devil. Too gap-making. Too much emphasis on what speaks for itself.
And no pleats. They open.
A faced waist works better than a waistband for me.
I like Sandra Betzina's patterns in Vogue. Very fat-friendly. Especially because her she uses a relatively long back crotch curve and shorter front curve. Better, more real-world proportions.