Style Arc recently let everyone sign up and get a free pattern, the Barb pants, plus 2 other sizes near the one you choose to boot. 3 whole pant patterns!! I chose my size and got the downloads right away, but my mail system crashed and I was very upset. Not only were the Barb pants gone, but everything else!!! My son was able to recover we think all the mail. I had to use a few other emails I rarely use to try and get the Barb pants resent, as the original ones were corrupted.
**I do think a slight, very small wedge added in would be helpful. I am a 5'5 pear, at my heaviest, 147, with all the weight in the lower half. The back pulls down slightly, but not bad at all. The Barb pant sits lower on the waist than I have been sewing in the past. The elastic I added in was measured exactly to my lower waist measurement of 33. I needed to go in an additional 1 to 1 and 1/2 in with the back dart from the outer side seam to get it centered more over my rear. I may also contour the top of the waist piece in a bit more.
I did get a few compliments from the family, so not a bad fit. No pulling, or tight smile lines. I may pull out my stretch denim and make another pair.
I really thank Style Arc again. Nicely drafted, quick to make up, and comfortable.