You have no idea. Well, if you are reading a sewing blog, then probably you have an idea. To have a pants pattern that fits is worth its weight in gold. And furthermore, I can sew this pattern in about two hours.
It is the Style Arc Linda Pant.
The waist is elasticized and the fit is pretty trim, in fact my first pair (the brown ones) were a little too tight, but I will wear them on those skinny days that happen from time to time, you know, like after you've been sick. The gray fabric is a really nice knit I got from EmmaOneSock, described as
"a very high-tech weave that combines the drape of a 4-ply silk crepe with the stretch and look of a beefy matte jersey. It's actually a woven that they refer to as a woven/knit hybrid. It's a great alternative to its silk or viscose counterparts, which are far more expensive and need to be dry cleaned. This washable and totally wrinkle free! "
The fabric has a dressy feel to it, so I am modeling the pants with a 4-ply silk tunic, a Very Easy Vogue pattern I sewed years ago, before I was blogging.
The brown is a rayon/polyester/lycra (RPL) blend "stretch woven gabardine that is a wonderful, easy-care, pants fabric" also from EmmaOneSock. I liked it well enough that I ordered it in every color she had: navy, black, gray and brown. These will be great for work.
And I will add a little to the side seams on the next versions, so they are not so skin tight. Did you notice a fly-front on the brown pants? That is a faux-fly front. I added it to cover up a serging accident. Ooops. I wasn't about to let a little slice into my pants turn them into a wadder. I am all for extra design details!
I will pull a SWAP out of all these garments somehow. I hope I get inspired and make some fabulous jackets. Right now I want no-brainer basics to make it getting dressed easy.
I swear they are not paying me to gush over these patterns!
It is authentic pants-pattern-love.