I'm very happy with how the fit turned out -- I've never done non-costume menswear before, and was worried about getting the right amount of ease without making it look all baggy and saggy - but I think it turned out rather well.
The pictures are a little over saturated from the bright sunlight, but in person, they are a lovely green and white seersucker that remind me of candy. (I have no idea why - I can't think of a single green and white candy I've ever had.) (But there it remains.)
But onto the directions. They were horrible and confusing. I knew there would be fit issues, as Vogue patterns always seem to have an extra four inches of ease, but having not bothered to read any instructions in years I didn't realize how convoluted, poorly drawn and poorly planned they were. (The waist band was absurdly complicated and is going to be redrafted for future iterations of these pants. However, to illustrate the insanity, I offer your step 82 - making the button-holes for the back pockets. This comes after everything is all made and you have to slip the pocket into the machine in a manner I haven't figured out yet. I don't actually think it is possible.)
|pocket construction. a good time for button holes.|