I also have a new favorite pair of PANTS!
I actually can't remember the last time I made a pair of pants. Really, it's been probably since college if I remember correctly, so that means my last sewing a pair of pants was.... at least 8 years ago? Yikes!
Sometime last month I decided I wanted a pair of high-waist wide leg pants. Originally, I was going to just make my own sewing pattern for a pair of pants (because yes, I know how to do all that!). But instead of reinventing the wheel, I decided that there probably was a retro pattern out there that existed for exactly what I wanted, and I was right. It's Butterick 3014! My pattern packet doesn't have a publishing date, but I can guess it's 1970s.
(Not the best photo, but hey. It's the pattern packet.)
I bought my pattern in a size 26 1/2 via Etsy and the only adjustment I did was the suggested rise measurement. I sat there in my sewing room, going "I don't think this is going to work correctly, guys." But it totally did! The crotch is probably more comfortable than any pair of pants I own! I think I took off about 1 1/4" for the rise for myself.
Obviously, I really tried to work the 70s hues on these photos! Haha.
Of course, I used a contrast teal zipper. I always do contrast somewhere on things.
So I think I'm gonna be making like, 10 more pairs of these pants. I'm already planning an olive green or a burgundy. This fabric is fairly lightweight. I think it's just a cotton of some sort (you never really know exactly what you're buying at Textile Discount Outlet) but I've been smart lately and pre-washing all of my fabric.
Get ready to be sick of these seeing versions of these pants because I definitely need more of these in my wardrobe! I think it would be fun to do a two-tone pair due to the seam in the middle of each leg and I also am dying to find a print that would be super cool for this same sewing pattern. We'll see!