This review is for the pants only. Check out the pictures of this project on www.beyondaspiration.blogspot.com, my blog.
These pants are part of the Butterick retro collection, but I really think that worn with the right top they can look completely contemporary.
This is the most successful sewing project that I have completed in my scant six months of sewing. I am really, really tired of jeans, but I am a stay-at-home mother so I need casual clothing that is durable but flattering. I had been looking for high-waisted cigarette pants with pockets that I could sew up in denim and cotton twill. I found exactly what I wanted in this pattern.
I made adjustments only to the length of the pant so that I could have a full-length pant for winter/spring. I liked the wearable muslin so much that I made a second pair, identical to the first, and then three more pair at the original length in other fabrics to wear in the summer.
This pattern fit me perfectly right off of the sewing machine.
Another joy of this pattern is how easily and quickly it sews up and how beautiful the inside of the garment looks when it's finished.
Like one of the other reviewers of this pattern, I found the zipper installation instructions the best I have read.
January 2014: I have altered the pattern to make a dressier version of a cigarette pant. I eliminated the pockets, moved the zipper, and lengthened the legs. Check out the pictures here: http://beyondaspiration.blogspot.com/2014/01/luscious.html