Why the princess seam? Well when you introduce it into your pants pattern, it simply offer the option of refining the fit of the pant leg even more. If you have a particularly flat butt, or very thin legs, or thin legs with a thick waist/torso, this seam is in the perfect location to truly shape that pant leg to your body curves. In some of the following photos, you'll see the difference it can make. So try not to negate or resist this concept, because once you've improved your pants fit to your satisfaction, you'll never go back.
And if a princess line seam wasn't needed, the pants looked equally as good - in fact great on this diamond shaped hip student.
Just in case you are interested in how to add in a princess seam to the SFD pants leg, watch this short video - P.6.5 - How to draw a Fish-Eye Dart in Pants Back. And though you may not be adding the Fish-Eye dart, the process to add the center leg seam is clearly explained in this video.
If you'd like to see a few more photos both of the fit results and the fashion garment projects, please just click through to Sure-Fit Designs Fit & Sew Retreat August 2013.
And even though the October 2013 class has long been full, soon I will be posting the 2014 dates, so please stay tuned. Good fun and lots of learning is had by all.