Added Feb 16, 2010
New Jersey, Unit...
I had no idea that lilac-colored corduroy could be so pleasing until I found some at a great price at a local fabric store. The Built by Wendy/Simplicity pattern 3850 had been kicking around my collection for a few years, so I finally decided to give it a try, and boy am I glad I did! These fit so much better than the other pair of slim-leg pants I tried to make, from Simplicity 3686. These have to be my favorite pants I own now.
On the back, I skipped the mock welt flaps, because I thought they looked unflattering on me. I briefly considered having no back pockets but instead, I added jeans-style pockets.
Just as an aside—I made these a size smaller than my hip measurement called for, and I have plenty of room. If you really want a slim fit for these, you might want to make up a muslin for two sizes smaller.
As soon as I have more photos of these (including a photo of these pants actually on me and a view of the back) I’ll post them here.
UPDATE: We had a high-style step stool fashion shoot today. Here are a few more photos…And here’s a link to my blog post about these.
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