After making a million pairs of baby leggings and pants, I still had a lot of this brown with pink polka dot knit. I decided it was high time to give the hudson pant pattern from True Bias a try and this fabric was the perfect muslin material at $2/m.
My waist falls in the patterns size 6 and my hips in the 12 so I followed the advice of the instructions and cut a straight size 12 relying on the fact that they sit low and that elastic could pull in the waist as needed. This was the way to go. There's a lot of room for adjusting in the waist of this pattern. I also added 3" to the length of the pattern and feel this is perfect for 5'10" me.
I got this pattern as part of a Perfect Pattern Parcel where you get a bunch of patterns at a discount. I wasn't sure about this style of pant on me as I'm very pear shaped but for lounge pants I don't mind it and I think they look OK in the black I recently made them up in.
The instructions were very easy to follow, my only advice is to pay close attention to the notches when deciding which curve is the pocket and which is the crotch curve on the front pattern piece as they look quite similar. I definitely reversed them in my second pair and had to rely on the forgiving nature of knit to fudge it.
I've also seen these made up in woven fabric by going up a size or two. I've got some black and white printed rayon I think I'll try this with.
The pattern was very straightforward and easy to follow. I skipped the elbow patches because it's not an aesthetic I enjoy and I imagine it would be easy to have them not line up with my actual elbows making them look silly. I didn't grade out to a larger size in the hips due to the flare. I think the flared effect is lost but I don't think I want to add any more volume around my hips.
I made this up using some more $2/m sweater knit from an Our Social Fabric Sale. I didn't have enough fabric for long sleeves so they are 3/4 length which is actually perfect for spring.
I've been wearing this quite a bit to work, so I think I'll make it up again in some red sweater knit I've got stashed away.