Sooooo (or perhaps...sewwwwww!)....this has been a chaotic experiment!!! This pattern got good reviews and I was in need of some slim pants that would not be mistaken for leggings and thought perhaps these would fit the bill.
Never having made pants before, I didn't want to ruin expensive material, but didn't have anything that I could really practice with in my possession. I found some "bottom weight" stretch cottons at LowPriceFabric.com priced at $5.00 a yard. Okay! 2 yards please! Here's the first attempt:
We begin again.... Still with $5.00 a yard fabric from the same source....but this was a thicker...verging toward a soft, stretch denim, with a pin stripe. Given the prior pocket adventure, especially in the presence of the stripe, I omitted them entirely here. So, no problems there....although I think the "with the pocket" look is much cuter. I took up the sides along the hips when cutting...so that worked out. I fixed the waist band by making my own "contoured waistband" per this amazingly easy (once I wrapped my spatial relation lacking brain around it!!) and awesome tutorial: A Fashionable Stitch - How to create a contoured waistband I'll be using that pattern piece on other things!! Bootie still good. Think there may be a bit too much fabric in the crotch. But...a girl does have to be able to sit! Still thinking about it. I'll probably take it up a bit on the next pair!
While both these pants are ok and will be worn - please...please...please...a little better outcome this go round???? I mean, this is a stretch corduroy that went for $6.00 a yard!!! Going for the pockets and the whole she bang this time!! Hee hee! Lord knows, I Sew Chaotically!!! - c