I started making these pants about 6 months ago. I almost finished them in one afternoon but the moment of truth came when I went to try them on and the blasted things barely fitted over my hips. Once over my hips, they were too loose on my waist. So I threw them in the too hard basket (with my little black jacket) and carried on with something else. Attention to detail is my strong point at work only...
This past Sunday I had two kids birthday parties to attend and a pair of comfy pants were required if I was going to get through the day with my sanity. The only problem is that I don't have many comfy pants, or many pants at all, in my wardrobe. My beloved Anita Ponti Pants were in the wash. I remembered my discarded Suzy pants and whipped them out. A quick unpick of the waistband and a release of one of the pleats enabled me to save them and get them over my hips. Once up, they are still too baggy around the waist but I don't plan on wearing them with a fitted top and they won't fall down. I may go back and attach a thin piece of elastic to the front waist band, just to bring it in a bit. Or I may not...
Pattern: Tessuti Suzy Pants, size L
Fabric: Silk cotton blend fabric from Tessuti
Alterations: Omitted pockets, stitched in 5cm wide elastic to back waist band only
Also wearing: Tiny Pocket Tank | Simplicity 2250 Jacket
See also: Boo Dogg & Me | True Bias | Sew Amy Sew
I'm actually quite happy with these pants and I will wear them. I've got the Style Arc Lola Pant in a silk twill cut out and ready to go. I just need some time...