I need your help - I'll explain in a minute.
First, Vogue just put up new patterns!!! I really, really like some of these!
This jacket is great - check out the line drawing - it's Vogue 2936
There's lots of other neat stuff, but anyway.
Now, back to my plea for help. I need you to let me know what are your favorite formal/dressy pants patterns. If it's part of a wardrobe, that's okay. Here's the deal. I work at a private, Christian school in New England. Our dress code is that the women teachers/students wear skirts/dresses to class. Not a problem. Except in the winter when it's really, really cold here in New England. Our new, young, hip principal has changed the dress code so that women can now wear pants to class, Dec. 1 through Apr. 1. So, now I need to add some nice dress pants to the old wardrobe rotation. I still will wear dresses and skirts, but add the pants to the mix for the days when it's too cold and I don't feel like the black tights. He wants me to model appropriate pants next Tuesday! I've got plenty of suiting in the stash (who doesn't!), check that, I need, ok would like, some black pinstripe pants. I'm going to make the pants from Vogue 2925, since the other 3 pieces from that wardrobe were a success.
I need some ideas; in my case, of course, the pants will be professional, elegant and of course (for Isabelle) tres chic! The rules from the principal are: no denim, no jeans-styled pants, no super skinny pants, no knit fabric (sweatpants and their kin, the legging) and definitely no pajama pants. Personally, I'm a 5'2" petite in shape (not the round kind of shape!), but with no illusions of looking like the models on the pattern envelopes once I've made the garment. Anything, absolutely anything, that will make me look taller would be nice. I already have the platform high heels!