I say part one because at some point in the future I plan on making a jacket to go with these pants. I ran out of time before my recent ski trip and now that it is the 3rd week in March, I'm starting on summer clothes in the belief that hopes and dreams will make it STOP SNOWING. Over it. But if I don't share it now, it'll never happen! I made a belt to tie the outfit together and make it look less like I was wearing PJs.
This was a process, let me tell you. I haven't made pants before (I have 2 in my queue right now though) and the construction totally baffled me. I sort of just winged it on the facings and whatnot. Plus, because they are ski pants the fit and shape was SO bizarre. Possibly I would have been less confused by the whole thing if I hadn't tried to follow some google-translate German instructions. Also! It was my first project out of my many vintage sewing pattern magazines! The pattern pages always intimidated me, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. If anyone is interested in the process, let me know! I took a few pictures of it. I've copied quite a few patterns from them since then.
I made them as trousers instead of overalls out of a heavy weight flannel. The instructions recommended gabardine, and I did buy some, but I liked the look and feel of the flannel and I wasn't actually planning on wearing these while skiing. More an après-ski outfit. I did find that a lot of the outfits I made with it had longer sweaters, so the short double-breasted jacket I was planning on might not work out. Maybe for the best that there is a pause in my plans. I might make something like the other pull-over jacket (left) on the page.
The legs didn't really turn out as billowy as the pictures made it seem. The size was a bit big, so I would have thought it would contribute more volume, but it didn't. Gabardine does have a bit more drape to it, maybe that's it.
[EDIT] Thought I should add a picture so you can actually see what they look like, lol. You can tell how much I had to bring it in at the waist for it to fit there, and the weird saggy derriere. Which would be super useful for skiing. The back goes up quite far and there is an inner elastic belt with a button only attached to the front, so you can move unrestricted if you were skiing. Pretty good design actually.
I had a hell of a time picking out buttons. Because I found some that had a snowflake on them and wanted those for the top button, but it threw off all the sizing for the other buttons. It all worked out in the end though. I win at the internet.
Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and put this post up before I delay it any longer!