Here’s the first pair of khakis I’ve owned since high school, and I MADE them!

When you don’t leave the house, it’s hard to get good modeled pictures, but these give you an idea. They are khaki! They have a high waist and a wide leg! They FIT!

It’s also hard to take a picture of your own butt, but this gives you an idea of the rear fit (excellent, verging on “wow I hope these stretch out soon”).

These are the Daughter Judy Brier Pants and I made my size at the hips and graded a size down to my size at the waist. In hindsight, I could have done a straight size for the hips because these are pretty high-waisted. But they are stretching out, as the pattern designer said they would in a twill weave.

Construction-wise, I didn’t have any issues; I think the DJ instructions are excellent, both for the actual assembly and for finishing details. I used a twill from the Eddie Bauer for Joann line and the triple-stitch feature on my machine, since I didn’t have matching topstitching thread on hand.

Now all I have to do is break these babies in. Hopefully my size will stay constant enough I can get these really worn, for that Authentic Prep Feel.