I've been on the lookout for some good pants patterns. All the rtw dress pants that I own and love are from the Limited (I'm especially mad that a pair that i bought and love don't fit anymore, even though I only got to wear them a handful of times). Other pairs that I own have also gone the way of being entirely too snug. To remedy this situation, I've decided that I'm FINALLY going to attempt to make pants for myself. I've made a pair of linen pants for a male friend of mine and in terms of fitting, that was simple; make sure it fits the waist and the length and you're good. But for me, I have curves (that I would love to show off) and I'm nervous about all the different things that can go wrong with them. But we shall prevail!
The first step is to find a pattern that I think will look good on me! Let's go through the options that I see available to me:
I have this pattern. I'm not sure why I bought them when I did. I didn't own my first pair of cigarette, side zip style of pants until this past spring (and I owned the pattern prior to that). There was just something about that full unobstructed front face that just turned me off, but it's growing on me. If I use something that has some stretch to it, I think this would be a nice place to start as I won't have to grow through the process of creating a fly-front.
These are a straight leg trouser that I just found on Pinterest. These look decent, I haven't really found much on them but they're an option.
The Emma Pant seems to be a business slacks type of pant. It has an overlapped front closure (like a few of my Limited pants) and is a straight leg. It also seems to a be a decent pattern though I haven't seen any reviews or makes of it yet.
All in all, for work pants, I'm not pulling from a whole lot of options, which, in theory, should make it easier to find what I want, right? I left off a few that just weren't me, The Colette Juniper Pants, The True Bias Hudson Pants, and a slew of Style Arc pants (entirely too many patterns). I stayed away from the Big 4; I honestly haven't noticed any pant patterns that have every appealed to me, they always look like they're from the 80's or early 90's and just not me. More than likely, I'll start with the Clovers (since I already own them), but I'll be looking to try something with a fly front not to long after that. If you have any suggestions for patterns that I've missed, shout 'em out in the comments!