I started off this project by discussing with my group what each of our individual styles are. After communicating what each of us wanted to include in our designs, I ended up with a wide-legged pant design that featured sheer, box-pleated panels and a drawstring waistband.
I then made my pattern by extending the legs of a regular pants pattern and widening them, and then cutting them vertically where I wanted the pleats to be.
I then constructed my muslin:
After making my muslin, I began in the final fabric, which I chose while fabric shopping with the other members of my group.
Here is the pattern on the cotton shirting before I cut it out:
I then sewed the sheer panels to the cotton panels:
I finished each edge with pinking sheers:
I then ironed the pleats down to create the box pleat effect:
After finishing the hem and starching all of the pleats so they would stay in place, I photographed the pants as my final product:
here is our group display for open studio: