Finished and ready to wear are these 2 pairs of jeans style cord pants.
Fortunately, this is a pattern I've been working with for some time - it's from 2/2007 Ottobre Woman - so it's quick to sew and thankfully, with the tweeking each time it's made, I'm getting closer to a professional look. There are still some drag lines in the back, but they are getting better - a bit tricking when you're trying to fit yourself in the mirror :-)
Look away now if you don't want to be shocked .....
(I can't believe I'm actually putting this rear view up for all to see!!)
I'm quite please with the side view - the s/s falls in just the right spot.
These were the first pants made. The rear pocket design was copied from a RTW pair. (Don't know why this photo always views upside down as the original is the correct way)
I didn't want 2 pairs exactly the same, so with this second pair I substituted 'hidden' zip pockets in the rear. I had wanted to use metal zips from the stash, but they were a little long, hence the ordinary zips.
Closeup of zip pocket.
I really enjoyed sewing these pants, and enjoyed even more the fact that 4 metres of stash fabric has been used.