I was wandering around the Internet the other day and found the Cupcake Goddess's trouser sewalong which began on 3 January.
This is the planned schedule, as noted on her website:
•January 3 - 8 ~ cutting and constructing your muslin
•January 9 -15 ~ muslin fitting and pattern adjustments
•January 16 - 22 ~ preparing and cutting your fabric, lining and interling
•January 23 - 31 ~ trouser construction
This is very timely for me as you are aware I'm not happy with my supposedly TNT Pants pattern.
The Cupcake Goddess is using a Burda pattern number 127 from the 07/2010 magazine. Unfortunately it is for Talls which means this 5'2" person needed to find a substitute pattern.
So I decided to use Simplicity 2860, which one of the other ladies is using as well. I am using Size 10 (based on the total crotch length) Slim figure type.
I am on track with the planned schedule and here is the First Muslin with no pattern alterations:
I have also realised there is another item to put on my shopping list for the USA and that is the "Pants for Real People" fitting book, thankfully Alison has a copy and is happy to lend this to me. Edited: I should check my reference library before I make those sorts of statements, because guess what I found this afternoon :)
Now if you want to work on some trousers, there's still time to join if you're interested!