I was looking for the blog posts of the four versions that I made. And I guess they fell into the window of time when I didn't post all my makes on Insta, but I also didn't blog them. It is too bad as my changes were substantial and included the narrow leg version, and I really thought I had taken photos of them!
So, I have been known to put these down in comparison to the Pomona Pants, but the truth is that they are two different pants, and you probably need both.
My size is 6 - could have made 4 but I never bothered to reprint the pattern from my first makes. My very first was wide leg, in heavy weight linen. I still have these and like them, but don't want more of this wider leg shape. (See my post here). I then moved on to the narrow leg version. I shortened the rise by about 1" and I shortened the waistband height to create a 1" waistband - a bit tricky as you have to fold down the waistband facing which is angled, but doable. I find this is just less commitment to the waistband and I quite like that, especially when I remember to leave the elastic relatively loose (it tightens up with washing, and many of my pants have ended up really snug because of this.)
I wanted to use the leftover chambray from my absurdly massive Bisque trousers (they have found a happy home, do not fret.) That fabric was just so nice in trousers - it's lightweight, holds a press nicely, and a perfect colour.
I didn't have enough, specifically, for the side pieces. Two months passed while I sadly had no time to sew, due to bad life choices. I was so ready to make these and be done with thinking about it. I had set out some silk to use for the size pieces. But then it came time to actually do the job, and I realised what I wanted to do was tetris tiny pieces of the self fabric to create those side stripes. So that's what I did. It took an extra 2 hours! And it's kind of funny that the extra work is really invisible.
My new photo location is in direct sun, I am still looking around for better spots.
I am happy with these, but they are never going to beat out my ridiculous plaid flannel pair. I wear those crazy pants SO OFTEN. Maybe I should make another pair in something that looks like pajama fabric? Also, I note in my photos that the butt isn't entirely shapeless all the time.
Since I didn't document these adequately (regarding those previous makes) there is no blog post specifically ABOUT the plaid free range slacks. But I dare you to find 5 blog post instances when I'm wearing them to model other garments...