Closet Case Files Sasha Pants
I wrote quite a bit last year of my quest for the perfect pants. Does such a thing even exist? During my quest I did make some good pants but certainly not a pair I would consider even close to perfect.
The fabric I chose was a stretch drill I picked up at Cotura Fashions winter sale last year. At $6 per metre you could say this fabric was sacrificial in nature as was the lining which was a piece of printed poplin left over from a project of Courteney's.
There is a lot to like about the Sasha pants pattern. I love the pocket lining design. I usually find slash pockets gape on me, but the built in stomach stay prevents this happening. Queue the happy dance!
For the sake of making my pants exactly to the pattern, I made fully functioning welt pockets which I am really happy with but doubt I will ever use so may not bother again.
There was a lot of fitting involved with these pants. I found the leg had a lot of fabric in the thigh and it took me quite a bit of shaving from the seams to get them to the point they are wearable. As you can see in the back picture there is still way too much fabric in that back leg. I am happy to report though, there is no danger of any builders crack malfunctions, phew! For future pairs I can improve but for now they are okay. I do think also, the fabric for this pair wasn't doing me any favours because they grew as the day went on.
Will I make these again? Yes, definitely! I have already got fabric for two more pairs lined up. Next time though I might size down one size and see if that improves the fit a bit.