This one is a Claire Schaeffer favorite of mine.... I think the style and fit are very contemporary. I picked up the fabric at Joann's.
Straight-legged pants (semi-fitted through hip) have contour, front button yoke and mock-fly zipper.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were very easy to follow. I chose to go with the non-couture construction.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the contour waistband. I think it's flattering on just about any waist size/type. I have a slightly thicker waist (even at my thinnest :-); so the final shape of the slacks was great for me.
A lightweight tweed-like fabric
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made view B (the non-couture version). In an earlier (and ultimately, "do over") project, I attempted to make the pants to accompany an off-white suit. With this version, I shortened the crotch and took in the sides by a half inch. It's a great pattern. While the pattern doesn't call for it, I lined them as well. In fact, I used the lining from the "first attempt" that didn't go well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I love these slacks.... I intend to use the pattern several more times with a few of the Claire Shaeffer Jacket patterns I have in my stash. The contoured waistband is fantastic.... I think it more easily flatters almost any waist size. The pants are fuller in the hips and legs, but I think I like that after all.