Demi Pant when it come out but then I remembered Vogue 8712 that's been languishing in my stash so long its now out of print. Rather than fork out for a new pattern, then spend an age printing, cutting and sticking I shopped the stash. And with the money that I saved I bought the Annie Dress pattern ;)
Ordinarily I'm not much of a Marcy Tilton fan - her designs are just a bit too off-beat for me but this is one of her more conservative creations and it has a bit of harem pant vibe which I'm rather partial to. I chose black fabric to tone down any potential wackiness too. It's a thick cotton drill from Drapers and I think the lack of drape is perfect for this pattern as the pants hold their shape nicely.
As usual I went down two sizes from what's recommended for my measurements for Vogue patterns and the fit is perfect. The length has to be taken out of the leg before cutting as you can't hem them once their done. I compared the pattern pieces to some pants that I already own and decided to take 6cm out of the leg. I'm happy with the length but they're not quite as short as on the pattern cover. Next time I might take out a couple more centimetres out.
When I first put these on my man-friend deemed them "odd". Hmmmmm, I'll take that as a compliment. I recognise that this silhouette is not going to be everyones cup of tea, but I have to say that these are my new favourite pants. They're super comfy and practical and despite the fact that I'm not exactly long of leg I find them strangely flattering. I really resonated with this post from Bombazine and I too have been enjoying alternatives to skinny jeans. Here's to more odd pants!
Fabric: Cotton drill from Drapers Fabrics
T-shirt: Ensis Tee, blogged here