I finally took my cr*tch depth measurements; and I'm flummoxed.
I tied elastic around my waist and measured the depth from front to back. End measurement: 31.5". It seems as though the front depth is 15.5" and the back 16". My high hip seems to be 6" down from the waist and the full hip 12".
The pattern piece has a front depth of 10 5/8" and a back depth of 15 1/3".
The waistband is designed for the top of the band to sit right at the waist. Using my cr*tch (ugh) measurements and comparing them to the paper pattern reveals that the back pattern is only 2/3 of an inch too short. The front however is 5" shorter! How can this be? If I added five inches to the trouser front I'd be sporting a full-on Mr Magoo. Surely not?
My eyes tell me that I need to add width to the front pattern piece (it's straining over my stomach). There are all sorts of fit issues in the pant legs themselves (worse at the front), but I'll deal with them after I figure out the torso.
Round Two of many rounds of perhaps foolish Internet over-sharing:
Confused, but keeping going.