I pulled out the darts the pattern called for in the rear. This took a while because the darts were under the rear pockets. I ripped out the stitches on half the pocket so I could release the extra fabric, then I reattached the pockets.
I never felt the pants were tight. However, this seems to fix most of the problem. I am happy enough with the repair to continue finishing the pants.
|No Darts in Rear|
I have never owned a pair of pants with side-seam pockets, so I don't have anything to compare.
Thank you Peter and Mike for the help.
Now for the waistband.
Thanks for stopping.