For about 18 months now I have avoided making a pair of more formal pants although I will churn out casual pants quite happily. I guess casual pants have been used for learning how to make and fit pants, what my body shape is, and what sort of pants might suit it.
These pants were made using McCall's pattern 6711:
I have made this pant as a trial version and as a pants sloper with which to assess other trouser patterns. I made these pants in exactly the same way as the trial pair, including adding extra to the back waistband in case alterations are needed around the middle - a very common problem area for some of us :)
You can find the post about the trial run pants, including crotch alteration, here.....
For those of you that just want the bare information, the pants are darted front and back, have pockets, and I added a front zip/false fly, and a waistband instead of a faced waist. I cut size 8 legs and graded up to 14 waist.
The pants were made in a (stashed) polyester viscose woven gabardine -- although there is a lot more drape to this gabardine than some. The trousers in the picture on the pattern envelope also look as though they have quite a bit of drape to them.
Now the pictures - and I am wearing glasses, as it is more than likely that is what I would also be wearing with these pants :) . I am also wearing flat shoes, because much as I like the sort of shoes the model is wearing, I like them on other people - my feet and back would not tolerate wearing these. I'm a little flat shoe wearer.
So, I am now over avoiding making more formal pants. Probably just as well, because there is no way you can find RTW pants that are 33.5 inch around the hip and 27.75 inch (give or take an inch) around the waist. My me-made pants may not be perfect, but at least they are closer to my shape and size.
And with my straight figure type, I can get away with many styles of trousers - so now I am able to start exploring these styles and making them up :)
Do have a lovely weekend, wherever you are.