I have just finished 3/4 pants, using Butterick B5019. I found the pattern to be on the large side and too long. I ended up taking two inces off the length. The fit is definitely not as snug fitting as in the picture. How good the instructions are, I don't know. I only used the pattern to cut out the fabric.
Instead of the normal hem, I just made a 1/2" hem and then added three rows of shirring. The result was exactly the effect I was after.
Here are the bows I made using the tutorial by Dani, from Live Creatively Now. You can read the post on my perfect bows here. I popped one bow on the bottom of each leg, and one at the waist.
The extra width didn't matter. In fact, in this instance it is a good thing as I think it rather suits the style, not to mentions there is plenty of room for growth. The pants rather remind me of genie pants and that's the picture I had in my mind when I thought of adding the shirring.
There are still two more items to make before the outfit is finished. If you remember, I made a fourth bow with extra loops. I'm sure you can guess what that's going to be used for. I'll show you the completed outfit soon...
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