I decided some time ago that I needed new black pants. My other black work pants had seen their end and I wanted some a little more in my style.
Last summer I made these shorts.
The pattern is from Thread Den and also comes in pants.
I love high waisted pants. Who doesn’t? Picture women like these:
I decided to use the pattern I already had from Thread Den, but wanted to modify the front to remove the button closures and make them a little more formal in style. I changed the button placket and turned it into self-drafted pockets, relying on Tasia’s wonderful tutorial on slash pockets, designed for her crescent skirt. Sew-along-post here: http://sewaholic.net/crescent-sew-along-11-sewing-slash-pockets/
I had to modify the waistband so that it wrapped right around the waist and added a side closure with a zip. I was a bit worried about the waistband, because it meant that the band would curve right across the grain of the fabric. It turned out ok and I sewed the waistband on by ‘stitching in the ditch’.
Here’s some shots of the work in progress – which was last November!!
Pictures of the finished pants to come!