Inverted Pleat Gauchos
pleat front pants Originally uploaded by Sharon's sewing . I saw this pair of inverted pleat gauchos on the Newport News website and liked the styling. I like that the fullness is released below the hip and tummy area. They reminded me of a Betsey Johnson pattern from the 1970s - Butterick3286 - that I happen to have in my vast pattern collection. I just might use the old Butterick pattern as a starting point for a pair of full length pants with an inverted pleat.