It’s my first time doing something ‘tailored’ and my first sewn crotch (ha ha – besides culottes but they barely count). Therefore I was fully expecting them to be completely awful, so I’m pleasantly surprised that they turned out not so bad. Almost wearable even.
The pattern is very high waisted with deep front pleats which led to some weird front puffage going on. I skimmed some excess fabric out of the front seam to make them lie a little flatter. I also skimmed in the inseam a bit as the legs were palazzo-baggy, and added turnups to the hems. I love the neat side seam pockets but ugh that invisible zip is, well, highly visible. Must try harder next time. I might treat these as a hackable project and try to lower the waistband a little for a better fit.
In summary: I will wear these in the garden if not in public, and might have another go at shorts sometime soon. Perhaps the Grainline Maritimes as they look a better lower-waisted fit but oh my, front-fly fear. I love these Papercut ones with long-length option too – hope it’s back in stock by the time my confidence increases.