You might get the impression from this blog that I only wear skirts and dresses. Ha! I am, in fact, a big fan of pants.
I've gotten really into sewing them lately, actually. And so far, I've made several versions from the same basic pattern: the pants from Vogue Wardrobe Pattern #1042. (I actually bought the pattern for the dress and top, but haven't made either of them. Yet.)
The pair I'm sporting here are made up in a black stretch cotton twill, which was a bargain at $5 a yard at A.K. Fabrics, one of my favorite stops in the Garment District. I added a 1-1/4 inch waistband, and sewed big buttons along the front darts for a sailor look (though my husband calls them my 'matador pants').
The legs, which you can't see here, are rather wide. I like the high-waist, wide leg look, though I know not everyone is into it. I feel it's my personal duty to counteract the current pant movement that's going on here in New York: low-rise jeans that are so skinny that they look like they're cutting off the wearer's ankle circulation. Eeeeek.
And, obviously, while we're singing the praises of pants, we can't forget the ultimate pants-wearer:
Damn, that woman could wear a pair of pants.