Hello pants! I mean hello friends! These are just as wonderful and crazy as I had hoped they would be.I knew that I needed photos that did them justice, so I took photos at the ROM. The sunlight was so wonderful! And the ROM is a cool-ass building.
This fabric, from emmaonesock.com, is silk with a little bit of width-wise stretch. It feels so nice! I'm glad it has a little give because the hens are very narrow. I stitched the hem with a double needle to keep a little of the stretch.
I used this pattern from BurdaStyle, but I changed so many things!
- added pockets!
- shortened by 4 1/2"
- reduced the curve of the side seams
- made more than half of the waistband elasticated (half was not enough!)
- lengthened the back crotch seam and shortened the front crotch seam
FYI, it was windy. I was trying to work it. Right?
I can't wait for the weather to get nice so I can wear them all the time!
Edit: these are made with the Burda Style Elastic Waist Pants 10/2015