I am a long time lurker, first time poster. I am seeking the help of the smarter and more experienced sewers on this forum. I have worked my way up to sewing my first pair of denim pants. I can only ask my wife so many times what she thinks of the fit before I need to seek professional opinion. Please review my photos and let me know how you think the fit looks, and if I did anything wrong what advice do you have to get a better fit?
My known problems or noticeable areas are
1/ puckering where the outside edges of the top leg meet the front pockets. Is this because I have too much room on the sides, or the way I sewed the pockets in? Or is this normal?
2/ when I stand up straight in a straight on view, the sides are puffing out near top of my hips. I'm thinking this is because of where I put the pockets, and the pockets are pushing it out on the side. You can also see this happening on the back view. Did I put the pockets in the wrong position, thus the bottom of the pocket pushing out to the side the sides of the pants?
3/ and I am wondering if the back is too fluffy near bottom of butt. I want to have room to move around and sit, but I don't want to have a comically large bottom.
I have worn this every single day for 7 days now, to try to get a "true" fit experience. I haven't washed the jeans after sewing, but I did prewash/preshrink the fabric before sewing.
The entire point of learning how to sew is to be able to make a "perfect" pair of jeans or pants. With this master pattern I used for these pants you see, I want to be able to then make 6-8 pairs of jeans in all colors and styles of denim for myself - so it's imperative I get the fit perfect on the first pants and then replicate the pattern in the future.
I really appreciate your time and feedback. I am a self-taught sewer who is fanatical about a proper fitting garment.