I'm game for a lot when it comes to sewing a new pattern that looks interesting. Even trying one that I cannot find in any review and knowing in my heart that they might be very special...
These are the funkiest pants I've ever made!
To my mind, I look like my knee hinges dropped.
In all fairness, this Sandra Betzina pattern is hugely popular. I've seen so many beautiful versions of the vest. And I plan to make it as well. But the pants - well, they just called to me. If they had worked, they would have been pretty neat.
I tried every way I could to get the pleated parts to lie down and behave. But they just popped back out as soon as I moved. Pressing them down didn't help, and I am NOT going to press them anyway!
Good news, I can take out the pleats and reshape the lower leg for a jegging. The fit is fabulous - I sewed Size C, it's long enough for me at 5'7", and the crotch length is perfect, front and back. In fact, I plan to make some more in knit fabric. They will be great PJ bottoms.
It's Friday! and I hope everyone enjoys a safe and peaceful weekend, maybe with a old sci-fi movie thrown in :-)