I have to proudly admit – I'm terribly fond of "saving" things. ...And not so proudly – I hate working with the fasteners...
Our pattern "Harem Pants with Buttoned Yoke & Pockets" (mc2-9007) is built on a yoke with buttonholes. It took me ages messing with them when I was making pants for myself... Therefore, when the eldest son said: "Mom, can I have this kind of pants? And may they be like jeans?"- I first went to his closet. Hmmm... Jeans, jeans, jeans... AHA! As making the yoke is "too much" for me – I SHALL USE A READY-MADE ONE!
At the end of the day, I have utilised two old jeans.
Pants # 1:
Carefully cut off the top part - it will be the yoke (the cut must be 2-3 cm/1 inch below the zipper so that there is enough width for the seam allowance attaching the lower part of the future pants).
Cut the leg parts open at the inside-leg seams (got 2 pieces).
Pants # 2:
Only the bottom part needed, i.e. the leg parts themselves - cut them as high as possible.
Also, cut the leg parts open at the inside-leg seams (got 2 more pieces).
All those pieces were steam IRONED.
CUT out using mc2-9007 pattern:
2 front leg-parts, 2 back leg-parts, 4 pocket-bag pieces.
SEWED the pants following mc2-9007 instructions. Then INSERTED the ready-made yoke.
VOILA! / TA-DA!
1. My son has new pants, 2. Old jeans have a second life, 3. And I avoided work that I do not like!
PS. What else can I save?.. ))) PPS. If your pattern pieces are larger than the cuts of pants - stitch unused bits to wherever you need.