While I really like the idea of the Republic Du Chiffon Jacques trousers, I'm not sure they are for me. Maybe I'm just a little too stuck on the skinny/slim trouser look.
I think my fabric choice, which isn't as crisp as it should be, has also made these a rather ho hum make. I used a cheaper drapey poly twill fabric from The Remnant Warehouse. I think you need a crisp fabric to hold the pleat and the crease along the leg with this style of trousers.
When making this pattern, the biggest hurdle I stumbled upon was the sizing. After making a muslin, I found my size almost unwearable as there just wasn't enough ease. As a rule, I size down almost all of my projects. However, after researching the pattern a little online, I found that you are supposed to size up when picking your size. To avoid re tracing the pattern, I just added a little along the side seams and a few other places to size them up to my size. Yes, it's a little gung ho, but it mostly worked.
As you can see from these pictures, I modified the waist band significantly, adding a regular fly front rather than buttons (which are definitely not my style) and using my regular curved waist band, rather than the one drafted.
I was also not sure about the cuffed look, but think I'll go back and loose a little length to add them back on again.
Look they aren't that bad, but I don't love them. Perhaps when we get a cooler day in Sydney I'll try to wear them to work and see how I go. I think I may also try making them in a much crisper fabric, probably with a little stretch for comfort.