This pattern grew on me after staring at the envelope a bunch of times. I like the silhouettes and if I learn what needs to be done to sub a zipper for an elastic waist, I think this can become a favorite of mine.
I bought some simple woven fabric from WalMart at $1.50 per yard a few weeks ago. It's not very "firm" (is that the hand??) and if you hold it up to the light, it's a bit see through. not much...not on the body...but it is a thinner fabric. But, it was $1.50...totally muslin material.
I bought some pretty fabric (I honestly don't remember what it is. I have to remember to take a pic of the end of the bolt like I started initially). It's navy and black with a slight sheen and moderate 2-way stretch. I'd love to make the pants in this fabric but I'd prefer a zipper (maybe a side zipper??).
They were EASY to put together. I saw a couple of blog posts on them and they have a huge amount of ease. In pants I'm probably a 16-18...in skirts a 14-16...but I cut a 12 in these. I ended up adding back darts (which I completely winged) to make sure they didn't gap.
Cute, right? :)
Lined up the tie with the start of the pocket. I top stitched the pocket because it seemed like they'd want to turn out.
The other side of the waist band/side seam meets up. Dang it!
I really like the simplicity and the ease of the pattern. I'm going to ask the wizards at PR about the slight crotch bagginess because I want to make the pants! :)