I have loads of stash patterns and stash office appropriate fabrics so I won't need to buy anything new. The first item I want to make is a pair of elastic waist office trousers. What? Elastic waist? Yes Elastic waist. My weight fluctuates quite a bit during the monthly cycle and all the changes happen at my midriff. Also, I tend to gain weight in the cooler months and lose weight in the warmer months. Again all these changes happen at my waistline. So it really makes sense for me to make elastic waist woven trousers.
My challenge was to find a pattern that can accommodate the following:
- a large waistline
- bulging lower abdomen
- wide but flat and lumpy derriere
I have some remnant sheet that I can use to make a muslin. The trouble is I don't really know how non-stretch woven trousers are supposed to fit on me. I have learned how to fit myself with stretch woven pants or stretch jeans but not non-stretch woven ones. This should be a good learning experience!