Added Apr 5, 2010
When The Marilyn pattern was added to the site a few weeks back I was immediately relieved because I had cropped tapered pleated pants on my to make list for a while… and high-waisted is all the better.
The pattern was very simple to follow, and I even had a decent time with the zipper, but I hated the pant leg shape. They made me look like a thigh heavy chicken, so I took in the legs a lot and reduced the taper effect, but I am still not 100% happy with the look of the pants. The pleats are a little too pronounced for me.
I will definitely used the pattern again, but next time I will make a straight/wide leg instead, and probably add back welt pockets!
Forgive me for posting such unfinished results (I have not front fastener, unpressed seams, and the hems are unfinished), but I am still unsure is I want (1) a hook and eye or a pretty button, (2) slightly narrower legs, and (3) a cuffed hem or a slightly longer simple one…
All suggestions are welcomed!!!
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