After reading many reviews and examining photos online with a magnifying glass, I decided to try out this pattern. It’s really cute! I particularly like the narrow inset side band, not easily seen in the line art or photos, but it’s there, and wraps from front to back.
Check out the nice pockets as well…
The thing that appealed to me most is that, even with an elastic waistband, the silhouette is slim, not bunchy.
Hmmm – I cropped my head. It’s truth time – I’m letting my hair grow a bit. It’s agony. But in the end, as I age, I identify more with Diane Keaton than with Judi Dench or Jamie Lee Curtis. My hair is wiry and curly, so at the moment it’s also out of control!
- I chose my size based on my waist measurement, the size closest to my hip size to reduce bulk at the waist. So a size 8.
- And I made version 2, the cropped pants.
- I sewed the pants up to the point of the waist treatment. Which is funky. The waist takes a prodigious dip at center front, leaving a very short front rise. I’m sure the low-rise look will appeal to some, just not to me 🙂 I decided to remove the piece seen below, leaving a level edge at the top of the pants. And I added a sewn-on waistband. If you sew the pattern, this will make more sense.
- The result is a nice, clean waistband, with 1 1/4″ elastic, and pretty topstitching.
I really really like the result!