Here's a little project I've been working on - the Pleated Pants (Trousers) by Papercut Patterns.
First I'd like to say how much I like Papercut Patterns - not only do they have an excellent range of sewing patterns, but they also have a sustainable angle, with a goal to use 100% recycled and recyclable products. As they say on their website "A good quality, well made garment can last a lifetime, so lets keep our earth alive long enough to appreciate our craftsmanship". I coudn't agree more.
Although I seem to have cut the pattern a size too big for me (me, make a muslin? I don't think so!), the trousers still worked out quite flattering. I think you can get away with 'a bit too big' in black. Papercut pattern instructions are very well written and extremely easy to follow. I thought sewing trousers would be a bit of a challenge for me (zip? fly? lined waistband?) but in reality they were actually quite easy to make. Unlike many patterns I've made recently, I didn't have any "you want me to put what where?" moments. The pieces all fit together amazingly well - even the waistband seams and side trouser seams match! That never happens for me - at least, not without an amount of swearing and unpicking.
I'm really pleased with these - they will become a staple in both my work and casual wardrobe. I'd really like to make another pair - this time the right size - and in another colour. Any suggestions?