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What makes pant legs twist? The center front is twisting toward the inside of my leg--worse on the right leg. There are also some light puckers starting at the knee and going down to the hem, with diagonal folds running from the seam down to CF. When I hemmed the pants, the seamed edges were an inch shorter than CF and CB. I made the pattern from a pair of RTW. I used an inexpensive fabric called "suiting" that's supposed to take only cool iron, but I had to use fairly hot to set the creases and open the seams. I set the creases immediately after cutting, and when sewing I noticed the inseams of the right leg were no longer matching (the back inseam was cut ~1" shorter, but now was slightly longer). Did the fabric stretch with the high heat? Did I mess up the pattern (I was very careful with grainlines and the creases are right on grain)? I sewed top down on the outside; ignored directional on inseam per Betzina--was that the problem?
Any help appreciated so I can get this right before beginning on expensive fabric. Thanks!