I've been so stubborn, y'all.
V.Eager to Forget Where I Came From
I really dislike making apparel, especially for myself. My preferred method of patternmaking and altering is draping on a dress form, not flat patternmaking. Without a for that is my size (not as big as sample sizing), it's incredibly hard to adjust the fit of something as precise as a pant without wasting precious time.
And no, I don't typically drape pant patterns, I'm not a maniac. But I do prefer to a) be able to step back and observe the fit on a body from every angle, b) to be able to develop half of the pattern on the form then just flip it before construction, but they need to stay up somehow and you can't just pin a half pair of pants to yourself. And c) I prefer to sew with my clothes on. Without a dress form to inspect the fit after every stitch, I have to try on the pants each step of the way, which means wearing pants of my own is just an impediment to the process. And I end up sewing in my underwear.
Even with all that taken into consideration, I've decided to get over my hatred of sewing clothes and make myself my dream trousers. Actually, I've been left no other option. I have been searching a nice straight leg and an exaggerated wide leg trouser for a while now to no avail.
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. And that I will do.
A high-waisted wide leg trouser in a classic suiting plaid.
A high-waisted straight leg trouser in a novel pinstripe
A high-waisted black cigarette pant with great pockets
and, lastly, a high-waisted black twill trouser with an exaggerated flare originating from the hip.
(I have very specific tastes, yes.)
So this fall I'll be very deliberate about the pieces I add to my wardrobe. And, since I'm making them, I'll have to plan ahead to have enough time to edit patterns (oh, you thought I was making them from scratch? Miss me with that tedium) and to source materials-fabric shopping in in Dallas is DIFFICULT if you have anything specific in mind. As Steve at Super Textiles always say, "come back when you don't know what you want".
I'll keep y'all posted.