I love the wide contour waistband that wraps around part of the waist. It's an easy pattern as well.
I used a denim with lycra blend from Denver Fabrics that's been in the stash for years. It's a medium weight with good recovery but wasn't so thick that there was any difficulty in sewing over seams. No topstitching was involved and I serged all the seams. Very easy peasy.
Encouraged by the fit of the last pair of pants, I cut a size 18 again. I did do a full thigh adjustment but in hindsight and pictures, I see that this was probably not necessary as these slacks are not very snug. The mock-fly construction is odd, but I finally figured out something out that worked.
Not as many wrinkles in the back with this pair as with last pair and a good fit in the seat. Maybe that full thigh adjustment worked after all. These are so comfortable to wear. The top is McCall's 6964. Review coming soon. Happy sewing all.