Added Jun 18, 2014
I had about a yard of fabric left over after making my coat and I was trying to decide what to do with it. The fabric is a cotton twill weave with about 3% spandex and this pattern was perfect for it. I found the pattern while going through my US Winter 2014 BurdaStyle magazine and thought it would be a great place to start for my first pair of pants.
I cut a straight size 36 with the only alternation taking about 2 cm off the bottom (they are loooong!). Because this is my first pair of trousers, any fitting assistance is most welcome. As I was wearing the pants, I noticed there is a lot of extra fabric on the front from the crotch up to about the middle of the front. It is especially noticeable when I sit down and fabric pools in my lap. There is also some excess bagginess under my bum. I don’t think that it is all wearing/sitting ease and the pants became increasingly baggy in this area over the four or five days I wore them. If there is any way to eliminate these problems, I would be grateful! Thanks!
cotton with 3% spandex