Always been on a mission to create pants that fit properly. Definitely getting close to that goal with these.
Granted, they do have an elastic waistband, but one that doesn't really look like it unless they are on the hanger.
My favorite detail is the slits that pop out from the bottom of the princess seams. It's the little details that count.
For those who are interested:
Pattern Description -
These classic-cut trousers/pants will fit you so well and yet they'll be quick and easy to make as they don't need a zip (because they have an elastic waist)! Small darts add shape to the waist. Ankle slits allow for leggy glimpses.
Pattern Sizing - 44-52. I cut a 44.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I barely looked at them. I used Sandra Betzina's "Power Sewing" as a guide.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the slit openings at the ankles, this is such a fun detail. More unique is that the slits come from princess seams. Yes, princess seams on elastic band pants!
Fabric Used: A stretch twill blend. Purchased at Levine's Loft in Los Angeles. 2.5 yards.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Using Power Sewing, altered the back leg pieces to be shorter at the inseam to take advantage of shaping. Also used Betzina's twill tape technique to reinforce and stabilize curved seat seam. Ended up having to take in an additional 1/2" on each side seam.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Perhaps. I want to see how the design wears a couple of times before making that commitment.
These came together quite quickly and painlessly.