How do I do that? Why do I keep making things too big for me? well, I mean it would probably be the right size if it was in a woven, but I didn't need the FBA with the fabric I used (Graciously sent by Oona and is made of sparkle and light, even if its dammed slippery). Arrg. So I think I can fix it before Thursday. We'll see. The kids' costumes are, for the most part, done. Just a few minor repairs necessary and we're good. Felicity's all about the make-up. But I digress.
All this has me thinking about practical sewing. WHAT?! I know, right? Its crazy. I want to sew some work stuff. Like trousers. I need to turn a pair of trousers into a TNT pattern. And it has to have pockets or its a no-go. I did make up Colette's Clover, which was nice enough but I'm not keen on the pocket treatments. And adding them to the side or back just doesn't seem to go with the look.
Then I have this Simplicity 2700. Its one of their "amazing fit" lines, and its very similar to a pair I own and love. They just seem plain on the pattern illustration. Its a "one inch" below waist pattern.
So those are options already in my pattern arsenal. I have more, some without pockets, some for a more casual look. I'm even eyeing Sew-a-Holic's Thurlow Trousers, but the waist looks like its more suited for Mrs. Isis than me. Other things that are important is the ability to wear it with shirts tucked or un-tucked, belted or no.
What say you, oh wise internet people? Do you have a favorite? Have you sewn any of these patters? Inquiring minds want to know!