Every Woman’s Plaid Pants
Posted 21 September, 08on:
Ok, so mine aren’t plaid, but that’s what Ottobre named Design #15 in the 05/08 issue. I like this pattern, but I have other patterns that I love more. The waist band does sit perfectly. It actually hugs my somewhat sway back but does not gape when I sit. That is rather remarkable in my book. Overall, it is a nice basic pattern. The leg is very straight. I prefer a bit more flare, not a hide-a-small-elephant flare, but a nice gentle flare.
I am not sure if the pocket is meant to be purely ornamental or if I have freakishly large hands. It is a bit of a challenge to squeeze my hand in here to retrieve my phone. This is a very easy fix. I do like the shape of the opening.
The fabric is a medium weight canvas with a bit of lycra. I found it at Vogue Fabrics in Chicago. I feel less guilty about buying so much fabric in Chicago with each piece that I use.
I used a scrap of cotton for the inner waist band to reduce bulk. Besides, the bright print is always a nice surprise on the inside.
PS: Someone asked why I am always barefoot in photos. We have a “no shoes inside” policy at our house. It keeps the floors cleaner and reduces the number of allergens carried indoors. Besides, as much as I love cute shoes, I love being barefoot even more.