White denim pants

I made these from a pants pattern that I drafted myself and refined over time. This is about the third iteration of the pattern. The major design element is a broad “stripe” slanting from top center front to the side down to center back. The stripe idea came from our “Penitentiary Prada” Halloween costumes. My wife said that the stripes in the back made me look like I have a butt .

I aimed for an overall smooth exterior: few stitches and trims visible. The cut-on waistband removes visual clutter around the waist. I eliminated the back dart, moving it to the bottom seam of the back yoke, further smoothing the back. I used the denim’s reverse side for the stripes, to highlight them in a subtle way. The pocket plackets are right side out, so they’d stand out against the wrong-wide out stripes.

Material is a white denim from Jo-Ann Fabrics. The lining is some cotton from a fabric swap of my local meetup.com group, sewingwithstyle.