A quick thought about pants alterations.
Generally when you ask a tailor to taper a pair of trousers, he/she will start from the knee to arrive at the desired measure at the hem.
Example (measurements laid flat)
- initial: 20cm at the knee, 18cm at the hem
- measurment required: 17cm at the hem. So he will start from the knee: (20cm), and reducing the leg opening progressively until 17cm at the hem by "plotting" a straight line from 20 to 17cm across the leg. So essentially all the leg from the bottom half gets slimed down.
So my question, are there other "usual" patterns used to achieve a taper like this (or stronget)? i.e. for example not starting from the knee but mid calf?
Lanvin biker pants have a dart from mid calf down which I think works pretty well.