OK. Pretty pictures first. Just keep in mind how slim, elegant and long-legged the pants on the model are in the picture above. First, I’d love to say that I really had fun making up these pants. Of course, mine look nothing at all like hers because I’m not elongated like she is, but the details are all the same! First up, lookee here at the pocketses!
And the detail at the centre back yoke. Crappy topstitching job, but honestly, no one will notice or care once I’m wearing them. And the little tab is truly sewn in straight – you just can’t tell from the angle at which the pants are laying!The inside. I used gingham remnants for the binding and pocket lining Let me just say that this pair of pants is designed a little on the large side. I cut one full size smaller than what I usually cut for a Vogue, and this is what I ended up with.Not so skimming, huh? The waist fits perfectly, after tapering down one size as per my usual adjustment. But I had to take in a 2 full inches from the inseam and crotch. And then I noticed that I could have should have taken in two inches at the centre front. Too bad for this pair, because I’m not going to adjust them any more!Obviously I can still take in more across the back, but I’m settling for this particular pair. The picture above was taken after wearing them for a few hours post adjustments and the fabric bagged. I guess it’s missing the Lycra. There’s still too much fabric in the back leg, too, which I shall fix for the next pair.
What’s that you say? Yup. I’ve decided these were so much fun (thank you, pockets!) that I’m going to make up a second pair and see if I can make them skinnier. I may regret this yet….