Hi I'm interested in cutting for different leg figurations. I've been comparing different ways of dealing with bow legs.
One way to allow for bow legs is to move the centre line towards the outseam at the knee and then back towards in the inseam at the hem.
Another way I've seen it done quite a few times, especially in womenswear, is to pivot the lower part of the leg below either using the centre line in the middle of the knee as the pivot or using the point where kneeline meets the inseam as pivot. Then some extra width is added at the knee on the inseam and the equivalent taken off at the outside, to maintain the original knee width and to give a closed leg illusion.
The first way moves the centreline at the knee out, the second way moves the centreline at the knee in. Which is a better solution to the bow legged figuration?