Image to the left shows that they have neat swoops which run from either side of the center back at the back waist and wrap around to the inner thigh at nearly the knee. Pretty fun because you could easily mix prints and solids. The swoop could be a print or the swoop could be solid against a print like Melissa did in her photos to the left.
One thing to know about Melissa's patterns is they're download format. Which means you do need to plan for extra time matching and cutting out. Get a good show or audio book on and get to cutting. I found it relaxing once I quit fussing about how much extra time I was spending. Ok, ok, so I am a little impatient to get to the final product once I've had a vision like cupid. It's not anyone's problem but mine. :)
After measuring, adjusting and taking in the waist a bit, I cut out my fabric. I started looking at the fabric a little closer.
Look at these pictures below.
Can you see why I was a little concerned?
So, I popped over to Joann's because I didn't have time to make a trip to Seattle and I wanted my pants NOW! I found an even brighter pink. Day GLO! The woman at the cutting counter said, in the most droll manner, "Wow. This is a little hard on the eyes." to which I was very proud. That means when I walk, people will SEE me. I like that. Safety first! My brother asked, "Can the poor woman still see?" Hah! Silly boy.
I put them on after stitching entirely together and found that they walk down my legs. Not just the legs, but from the waist down. My pants WALK themselves! All of a sudden my bum was hanging out at home. WTH? So, I ripped out the folderover waist & elastic, took out 6" and cinched it down. Next walk about the house, yep, the pants are still walking down my legs, but the elastic helps keep them in place. I added a fabric covered waist band in matching red to the top so I could lengthen the back crotch curve. That seems to help.
I turn to you dear readers....
How do I get a tighter fit in the crotch and inseam without having the dreaded camel toe?
Could this mean there's more ease to take out?
Try some fold over elastic. You just might fall in love.