I liked those pants a lot, even though they weren't very well made. My skills were darn rusty at that time. I happened to try them on not too long ago and I was reminded how nice they are. So I decided to have another go.
I actually bought this fabric specifically for this pattern. It was at Hart's and I think it was at their Super Bowl Sale in February. Boy, that seems like years ago now, doesn't it?
It's a tencel twill and I did not enjoy working with it. I believe I asked The Man to remind me to never, ever make anything out of tencel again as long as I lived. It wiggled and frayed and made my life a misery.
Now that it is subdued into pant form, though, I love it. It's heavy enough to feel like a bottom weight but it flows like silk. And it's machine washable and dryable.
The pattern is dated 2004. I think it's kind of a classic. Sort of palazzo-pant style but the legs aren't out-of-control wide.
Here's a view of the elastic waist. For science. I don't normally tuck in my tops. A hint of mystery about the midsection is a good thing.
I'll enjoy wearing these pants during the dog days of summer. If I can think of a drapey fabric that isn't such a bear to handle, I'll make myself another pair.
My pattern review is on PatternReview.com here.