Years ago I had a great pair of wide wale navy wide leg pants. They were mens pants and from Colarado (now defunct sadly). They fit me really well as they had a narrow waist and generous fit everywhere else and I wore them to death in my early twenties. Now I have recreated something similar from the StyleArc Chelsea pants pattern.
I intend to make these pants many times, perhaps as longer-length shorts for summer. This pattern is very me. In fact I have just put up a construction tutorial and a fly front tutorial so that I can whip these up forevermore!
They are perhaps not the most glamorous pant but they are sooooo comfortable. I’ve worn them for the last three days. Since wide wale non-stretch corduroy seems to be a pretty unfashionable fabric I was forced to shop at Spotlight. At least they stock it when no one else does (well Rathdowne Fabrics or GJs anyway).
I also think that I may be winning the pants fitting war after many years of pants failure. Success seems to lie in lengthening the back rise significantly before I start and then fitting as I sew. This is how I lengthened the rise with wedges.
Here is my previous version.
Pattern review is here.