I got some beautiful black suiting for an amazing deal from a friend. It has a great feel, hand, and drape. I used the Jedediah pants pattern which I had already used before, so I knew the fit was perfect. I guess my first Jedediah pants were kind of a wearable muslin that turned out great. I added extra strength and fabric to the pockets to hopefully keep them strong. I had them professionally pressed because I didn’t trust my own iron to do it without making the fabric shiny.
I love the fit of these pants. They look professional and proper, but they have a great slim fit without being too tight. I used the tutorial on the Thread Theory blog to change the back yoke to a dart and the pockets to welt pockets. (If you need extra help you can learn the basics of how to sew darts.) I struggled with the back welt pockets because the fabric was a little bit slippery. I got them to the point where they look good, but I’m worried about how long they will last. Have you sewn any suit welt pockets and seen how they wear out?
I love them and am proud of them. It is very satisfying to sew something that looks so good and can be worn by a lawyer. I rarely “brag” about my sewing projects, but I love bragging about these.