|On my most recent pair of pants, I discovered I was about 3” short of having enough fabric to make them. It finally occurred to me that I could piece the pants at the back crotch point, so I laid the fabric out again, and cut out the pants front. Then I laid the pants back on the fabric, with the inseam running right off the cut edge at the upper thigh, and cut them out. I pulled a thread on each of the cropped edges, to get a perfectly straight-of-grain edge, and did the same with two scrap pieces. Then I laid one scrap on each leg, right sides together on the straightened portion, matched the on-grain edges, serged a ¼” seam allowance, pressed the allowances toward the extension, then laid the pattern back over it all and cut out the rest of the crotch point. Worked beautifully – the seam blends so well into the pattern on the fabric that I have to look closely to see it at all.