Made of flowy, soft, breathable crepe georgette, these trousers are a wonderful addition to my summer wardrobe. While not exactly the style I prefer, I find myself wearing them despite this simply because of their wonderful, comfortable easiness for a busy summer like mine.
However, I found that I could have (and should have) gone up a size when I was cutting the fabric. Due to the slippery nature of the crepe, it kept wiggling around when I was trying to cut it, making them a tad too skinny in the hip area. After I sewed the legs together I had to let them out halfway from a 5/8″ seam allowance to a 3/8″ or so through the thighs. However, the waistband is still slightly too small, meaning I have to gently wiggle it up my hips in order to get the pants on.
In regards to the style of the pant, I’m not sure how I would change them to be more “me”. The peg-leg style trousers aren’t really my style. But I love the idea of an elastic band trouser with pockets. I suppose just letting out the leg to a straight-leg fashion would be a start, creating a more flowing silhouette from the hip down. I won’t know until I try!
The original pattern is part of a jumpsuit pattern called Marigold from Tilly and the Buttons. Definitely check it out if it’s more your style! My next sewing project is a Watson jacket hack (adding a hood) out of super cheap red flannel for my Halloween costume. Can you guess what I’m dressing up as?