I am still in recovery mode from a fabulous, wonderful wedding (pictures to follow) but have started the first step of my duct tape copy of a ready-to-wear pair of pants, and that would be finding a pair to copy. I have is a quick photo of one pair I am considering, and just looking at this picture has brought a few things to my attention:
1. I actually don't own a pair of pants that really as a fabulous fit. I am thicker in the middle than I used to be, pretty straight up and down and don't have such big legs. This means that pants that fit my mid section can be loose lower down. I may end up doing a capri pair instead.
2. Pictures of black pants are hopeless. Glad my test fabric is grey.
3. Part of my pant fitting problems may be what is inside the pants. For various reasons this is going to have to be the winter I give fitness the attention it deserves (thank goodness for sewing podcasts).
4. Working out a way to have a decent, reliable pants pattern is a worthwhile project.