This is the review from PatterReview.com:
Pattern Description: Just your usual tweed trousers? Look again! This pairâ€™s side seams open into long inverted box pleats that give them a completely new look! Styling tip: Add a short, bulky-knit cardigan as a rustic contrast. Extra info from me: back darts for shaping, front pockets, waistband, top of pants stops at natural waist.
Pattern Sizing: 36-44. I made the size 36.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, they look similar to the model and the line drawing.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't really look at the directions because I have made several pairs of pants that are similar to this. I did read through the section on the pleated hem and they made sense.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like this pattern. The fit is snug though, so watch out. I may make this again in a black RPL. I have been hesitant to make/wear pants they fit at the natural waist but these are darn comfy. Now I can wear tops to work that are short again and not worry about whale tail.
Fabric Used: This is Robert Kaufman RPL in charcoal gray. My local fabric boutique had it. They also have it in black and I'm going to get that too. This stuff sews well and wears well too.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Small swayback adjustment for my athletic butt. Oh, and you may want to move the pleat up higher. I ended up chopping off two inches and then hemming up 2.5 in additional to that. I think the pleat would look better if it was a bit longer but I cut a lot of it off.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes! YES!
Conclusion: Cute, nice-fitting work pants. Did you see that I'm still continuing my purple/plum/gray fall wardrobe? Can't get enough purple right now.