I was back to making pants today, this time with much better results.
I used Kwik Sew 3504, a pattern I've made several times before. For my body, size Small works best but I have to widen the waist a bit -- an easy adjustment.
These pants will go with my Seventies-era Butterick jacket, and I used the same cotton-linen fabric. I wanted these to be fuller than normal denim jeans so I widened the legs so that outer leg seam is straight, rather than curved. The difference is relatively subtle, but the pants do have more drape than they'd otherwise have.
Here's a peek -- I still have to add belt loops, back patch pockets, and finish the hem. I never did make it the Garment District for buttons -- it's been pouring all day.
Thankfully the rear came out much better than yesterday's pants. (These aren't hemmed, hence the slight pooling.)
This fabric is really wonderful to work with, and very photogenic!
I'm happy to have made something wearable, and to have completed an outfit.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!