The pattern is from Burda, 12-2009-115 trousers, which have some very appealing details.
I love the curved seam across the back and side, so I topstitched it. It doesn't show up so well in the photos, but in real life this detail can be noticed if you are admiring the trousers with the eyes of a sewing obsessed person.
I also like the inseam front yoke pockets, but in her previous pair (cotton twill, 2010, now worn out), these pockets tended to gape despite being supported with selvage in the seamlines. This time, I not only elongated the pocket bags to allow full engulfment of her mobile phone, but added a buttoning tab to keep the pockets securely fastened and hopefully gape-free. I also lengthened the waistband for an extended tab, so that I could put lots of pretty flowery pewter buttons on these serious grey wool work trousers.
The trousers are lined with cotton batiste. I used the outer pattern pieces for the lining, left over flannel flower cotton print for the waistband and fly, and forgot to photograph the inside before I handed over the trousers. The inside is rather neat, so I regret this oversight.
She really needs to wear a belt with these (do Uni students eat properly? This one seems a little skinnier), so it is just as well there are belt loops.
Due to my excellent planning, these trousers co-ordinate beautifully with her flannel flower blouse and navy bamboo cardigan from the post after her visit home. I might get a SWAP done after all.
The March Stashbusting challenge is to make something for the upcoming season. These qualify, with1.5 m of lovely wide wool from Michael's fabrics, 2011, and about 2m of not-very-wide cotton batiste, 2009.