It's been more than a year since I've gotten Maia to wear woven trousers for more than an hour or two. They're too tight! They're too itchy! They're too uncomfortable! To be fair, she has a very valid point; We have had zero success with store-bought jeans or woven trousers. Largess in the hip department (for reference she has the same waist to hip ratio as I do) means that despite fitting through the legs, jeans and trousers can rarely be pulled up past her bum even with a fly. It's an exercise that flies uncomfortably close to body shaming and, ergo, one best avoided.
Enter EmmyLouBeeDoo's Hosh Pants pattern! The cut sounded very promising for Maia's body- slim through the legs but with extra room to the rear, a nice higher rise, and an elastic to the back to eliminate the dreaded gapping. The pattern only goes up to age five but I graded it up to a six for length and used Maia's measurements through the hips to adjust the back section and rise. The result... woven trousers that got a full day's wear!
This weather is killing me.