Fall wardrobe building and closet hole filling is in full-effect! I'd mentioned on my Instagram last week when I was started these pants that I was in dire need of a pair of basic black pants. I've lost 30 lbs and almost all of my pants are falling. I know there are worst problems to have, but I wear a lot of black and these are a basic need.
I needed a pair of pants that would be machine washable. So this stretch gabardine that I picked up at Hancock fit the bill. I also wanted a flat-front style with pockets. And I wanted them to be fitted but have flared legs. I sometimes shy away from full blown wide-legged pants. They hang from the hips and make me look wider than I am.
So I picked Vogue 9032, view C. This view even recommended using a stretch woven. So I was already on point with that. I cut the size 14 and lengthened them by 5 inches. I need a 36" inseam to wear with heels. And I would always wear heels with this style pant. What I really love about these pants are the princess seam detail!
Here are some quick shots of the pocket details that I caught as I was constructing these.
I am a fan of pants pockets that connect to the center front like this. It gives a smoother look. And with any pair of pants with a fly front, I always refer to Sandra Betzina's method. It works perfectly every single time.
This is a great pattern. Even though I'm not a fan of pleats, I may give the other view a shot as well. I really like the idea of a pair of wool culottes. And I'm in search of more stretch wovens, because I'll be making this view again, real soon!