Here is where you can see the tightness. The right is tighter than the left due to a twin-girl-talking mishap. It involves a lack of focus on the sewist's part and a 5-thread serger. I had to do a pretty good swayback adjustment. I have to do that on all pants patterns.
Here's the teaser photo again. This shows the topstitching and the swayback adjustment. The CB is tighter at the top than the bottom so that it doesn't gape. You can see that instead of a straight line, it's a gentle V. I got this solution from Emilie's Gaposis Fix.
The inside fly extension. I used a 5-thread serger on all the seams. At the end, I forgot I wasn't doing slacks and did the waistband in the traditional trouser way instead of the jeans way. I think it turned out better maybe. With the Jalie directions, you are supposed to sew the waistband to the inside, fold the band to the outside, turn in the SA, and stitch it to the outside. With that v-back, it would be more challenging to make it look nice. This way there isn't any added bulk with folding in the SA.
Front details. I screwed up on the buttonhole. It needs to be about 1/4" more towards the center. It'll be fine for this pair but for my next pair I'll be sure to fix that. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the vintage buttonholer. Sometimes I get it right and sometimes, well, I don't.
Here you can see the gentle v in the back a little bit better. I really want to try RocketBoy's tutorial on the inside lining but I'm not sure it will work if I have to bend the lining fabric so much.
I meant to put these inside out so the pretty print was on the inside of my pants but I forgot. It's like my grandma and her sheets. My grandma always puts sheets on her bed so that the right sides are facing each other. She likes to be "between the pretty" she says. Also, when she turns down the bed, the pretty part of the sheet shows. What is that anyway? Turning the bed down? What does it mean? I guess I'm lucky if the bed gets made in the morning.
I used Emilie's fix and put darts in these pants. I transferred this dart to the back yoke piece so all future pants will not need a dart in the back. It's really hard to see on the pants.
To make the alteration, I cut the piece with my trusty rotary cutter.
Then I overlapped the correct amount and taped that puppy down.
This is the alteration I did on the waistband. It angles in about 3/4" of an inch.