One of the things I love about sewing is that it gives you the ability to take risks and try things that you otherwise might not if you were paying retail. Awhile back, I found a pair of dropped crotch pants I absolutely loved! Sadly the fabric wasn’t that great so they started to pill. Now normally something like that would go straight to the trash but I held on to those pants because I knew I wanted to copy them…someday. LOL
As I’ve mentioned before I spend a lot of time in basketball gyms so I like to have comfortable options. With all of the rain we’ve been having lately, I also wanted them to be warm so instead of the drapey knit the originals were made from, I made mine from a (relatively) thin fleece.
Let me tell you, these were THE most comfortable pants EVAH!!! To get the look, I traced my original pants, but if you want to give it a try, you can check out THIS free tutorial. There are some minor design differences but if you’re familiar with basic pattern drafting, you can make them your own. I had to draft the pattern twice to get here and I’d still tweak the pattern a bit to take some of the center volume out but overall these did the job.