Readers, my daughter wanted slim tapered almost 50's style pants in a woven. She'd bought some bamboo linen - gorgeous, breathable - and asked me to make her some summer work pants.
Edit/correction: I found out it is actually hemp/linen. The e-tailer my daughter found is http://www.bamboofabricstore.com.au/ No affiliation but hey they should sponsor me as I have also purchased from them three times and found good service, excellent product and extremely good shipping rates (within Australia).
I trawled my pattern stash and pulled out Burda 7062, did a quick wearable muslin from some Spotlight heavy rayon. They were good , in fact she wore them the next day, but needed a bit of tweaking. The centre front seam dipped and pulled ever so slightly so I added 5'8" tapering to nothing at the sides. I also scooped out the bottom of the crotch curve by 1/2". She did not need the front darts, effectively widening the front waist a little. I redid the facings to match. I did a back zip instead of a side zip and added a fly guard like when making jeans.
At the moment we are both busy with pre Christmas things, so when I finished the two bamboo pairs I asked if I could model them for this blog and she was Ok with that so here they are on my much shorter body that is not as hour-glass as hers, but they fit well enough to give you a better idea than photographing them on a hanger would.
They would hang better if they were not pooling around my ankles :)
One gripe - The legs of this pattern do not taper as much as the pattern photos suggest. I know the models are probably wearing a 10 and this is a 12 but I still had to narrow the legs pretty much from the hips to smaller than the smallest size at the ankle so I don't know whats going on. They wouldn't use pins and grips in photos would they? I hope not..for accuracy.
The pants are also lengthened a bit to be shoe skimming on DD.
All in all this is a good pattern for a slim fit pant for 'Linen blends, gabardine, cotton fabrics and also fabrics with stretch' as the pattern says. There are no pockets and the instructions are straightforward.
I hope she likes them as much as I hope she will!
Have a good week,