These have been on my radar for ages and I finally had a vision that was this very outfit:
I was thinking of it as my old man winter outfit but I think I misjudged and it's way too stylish for that title.
The corduroy is from Miss Maude (here), I am not sure why I thought this fabric wouldn't be good for these pants months ago, when I had it in the beautiful caramel colour and made a jacket for a friend instead...so I had to get more.
I used my intel from the Persephone pants and cut a size 4. I inspected the rise and with some horror that it's even higher than the Persephones, I took an inch out all the way around, a few inches from the top. Doing that made the Persephone pants fit me perfectly. I didn't change the crotch curve at all. And similarly - the fit through the crotch is great here.
I didn't do any special ironing for corduroy. Sometimes I ironed it on a double layer but more often I just flattened down the fur.
I had a vague idea involving front patch pockets but I just stuck them on the back like the pattern said. Maybe in a future version I'll go crazy. (Also I think make the back pockets smaller.) I did, however, do the zip fly. And I have high expectations because the button fly is *so good* for the Persephones - I didn't really like the fly instructions. They made me grumpy. The results are fine. I had to use pliers to remove a lot of zipper teeth and so I have tiny zipper teeth all over the place now.
The other thing that made me grumpy was interfacing the waistband. It ends up that you need a HUGE amount of easing that waistband in. I know sometimes she instructs you to only interface up to the SA and that might have helped - I ended up cutting my interfacing and there were huge gaps in it from areas that had to stretch to ease in. My back waistband thus has a bit of a gathered look up super close from the dramas that ensued to get it in place. There was drama. I had tried on the pants at that point and the drama was only worth it because I realised they were a perfect fit.
Perfect fit! They don't look very flattering in the pictures but the amount of ease through the thighs makes them really comfortable.
My sweater is the Shifty Sweater by Andrea Mowry, made in Spincycle Yarns. It took me about 4 months to make and is the first sweater I'm proud of like it's my first child. More info on ravelry, where I am soelimano.