In my ongoing effort to keep adding bright colors to my wardrobe, here are another pair of brightly hued trousers. We're going to go ahead and call these Pre-Fall!
I cut the size 12 at the waist, because they're really high-waist, like really. And graded to a 14 at the hip. I added 4 inches to the length because I feel that wide-leg pants are most flattering on me with high heels. I couldn't ever see myself wearing pants cut on this style with flats.
These are probably some of the quickest pants I've ever sewn -- only three pieces: front, back and waistband.
I don't like pants that zip at the center back, so I moved my zipper to the right side. It's just something so awkward about having a zipper there in pants. Dresses and skirts, I don't mind. But pants? No thank you.
I always stabilize my zipper area with fusible interfacing. And I'm completely lazy when it comes to changing out the thread in my serger. It's been white thread in there for months now. Unless the seams will be visible, I probably won't worry about it.
These are quick pants that can easily be made up in a ponte or double knit and are just as comfortable as yoga pants.
Style tip: For these high-waist pants, I chose not to tuck in. I don't think high-waist pants with a tucked in top is the most flattering look for me. I wore my pants with Sleeveless Linen White Tee from Loft; and my favorite white pumps which have become my summer neutral.