This vintage sewing pattern for an eye-catching dress features a bodice inset with externally stitched darts. The straight-ish skirt has a kick pleat. Great details, Would need to be made of fairly light-weight fabric to reduce bulk.
I too am learning to do this! I'm taking a pants drafting class at Cañada Community College (San Mateo County, CA) from Lynda Maynard, and jeans are one of the types we draft - and my main reason to take it.Drafting a Jeans pattern - DIY and Crafts