Totally irrelevant title but I love that song! It's been stuck in my head all day.
But the pants are complete:
Pattern critique: Second attempt at this pattern, the first time I made the capris & I had a little trouble understanding the fly directions. This time it was much easier and I understood the fly construction - with a little help from the pants I wore while sewing. The directions included info on finishing AND proper pocket construction. Drafting was good, no mismatch pieces.
I don't really need any adjustments on most patterns but I am noticing (& learning) that some RTW pant rises and my Vogue pant rises are a tad too short. I can't see it but I feel it when I sit. The cut of these Simplicity pants is on point for me. Just high enough without being momish. The flaps on the back don't make my butt look big like some cute cords I tried on at Banana Republic a while back.
My only problem was the humongous pockets, none of my RTW pants/jeans have pockets that freakishly large. I mean the pockets are cargo-pants huge. I don't know what they were thinking, probably trying to make up for the "pockets" on the back are that are just flaps.
Fabric: dark stretch denim from Joann's
Modifications: 1.5 inches added to inseam. Fixed that huge pocket.
Results: I love these pants. The stretch denim is comfy as heck and dark enuff that I can sneak and wear these to work. I wont ever need to buy another pair of basic slacks again because of this pattern.