She thought it would be nice to recreate them before they crumble into dust, so she asked me if we could come up with a pattern to duplicate them.
|Sharon's favorite pants|
|Son of Sharon's favorite pants|
Sharon's original pants have two box pleats in the front. They do a good job of controlling the fullness over the stomach so the fit is a bit sleeker than elastic waist pants can tend to be.
|Close up of box pleats. Almost impossible to see with this crazy print.|
We fondled a lot of nice prints, but the flowery ones veered too far into either "jammie" or "beach resort" territory. We decided this print looked a little more "night club."
Sharon also wanted pockets, so we added some in the side seams.
|Hand in pocket|
Here's a back view, so you can see how I parked most of the gathering at the rear.
And a side view so you can have the whole 360 degree experience.
The pants are pretty fun to wear. Those legs are 29 inches around, so you have all the swish factor of a maxi skirt.
Here's a parting shot of the pants on Sharon, taken while we were pinning the hems. Gorgeous, isn't she?
I might just make myself a pair of these bad boys! They'd be fun to swan around in on our upcoming weekend in the wine country.
I wrote up a little something for PatternReview.com here.