I am using a commercially available pattern for these pants - the Laughing Moon Mercantile California Pants pattern. Because of this (paired with a need for expediency), I'm not going to take a lot of pictures or go through the step-by step; the goal is to complete the project and offer a fair review of the pattern. There will definitely be some documentation of the modifications I am making.
The pant is a historically correct pattern, and the pattern comes with separate pieces for four different cuts including a ladies' fit. That said, I'm not making the womens' pattern because I am a closer fit, measurement-wise, to one of the mens' fits. The pattern's rather complicated, with 23 separate pieces, including facings and interfacings. So far I'm pretty impressed with the pattern's quality, and the instructions are pretty good.
|That's a big stack of tissue pieces.|
I made a muslin of the pant without going into all the details of the elaborate fly. The fit is excellent. The goal is to get the parts all cut out tonight so I can start sewing up tomorrow.