DIY : High-Waist Wide Leg Pants
Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner and with it new seasonal trends are beginning to pop up. One of these trends that I am most excited about are high-waisted, wide leg pants. I have been on board with the high-waisted trend for some time now, pretty much exclusively wearing that silhouette for jeans. I hadn’t yet gotten into the high-waist pants yet but now the time has come.
I first spotted this pant style on Everlane, but they were completely sold out in my size, in all colors. Sigh. Coincidentally, I’ve recently been exploring more into the home-sewing community and came across the Persephone Pants - nearly an exact duplicate of the Everlane trousers. It was serendipity and I quickly got the Persephone pattern to try it out.
I started with the pattern exactly as is to understand the fit before making any alterations. The fabric I used is a duck canvas I got at Joann’s, something easy to test with. As you can see in the photos the pants are a little loose around the thigh for my liking, but the waist was pretty spot on. I am planning to slim down the legs a bit and may shorten the hem even more, but in general I am very pleased with this first pass at the pattern - and my ability to sew a button fly! I ordered some similar canvas in white, army green and nutmeg brown which I can’t wait to sew up - definitely all pants I will be wearing a lot in the next few months!