I always have at least two or three pair of lounge pants that I change into the minute I get home from work. Like these ones that I did in 2012 or these from 2010. But my current ones are all showing some wear and tear, so I need to make a few more. Usually pants like this are a really quick make for me, since they have very few components and I could recite the steps in my sleep.
But it’s good to go outside my usual comfort zone and try something different sometimes, so that’s why I’m making this pattern from the Danish pattern magazine Allt om Handarbete. I was drawn to the faux fly and welt pockets, those details definitely makes the trousers a bit dressier. I’m using some organic cotton velour from my stash for this project, it’s similar to what Juicy Couture uses in their famous track suits. But my fabric has the disadvantage that it grows a lot in the butt when worn, so it’s a fabric mostly suited use for indoors pants. I started the project yesterday and have struggled quite a bit with making the welt pockets, since the fabric so soft and shapeless. But hopefully I will be able to finish the trousers today,