I made Simplicity 1668’s pants in a lightweight red corduroy in size 18. They were a pretty easy sew, having an elastic waist. They’re basically like pajama pants, but with a slimmer fit. These pants were not a win for me (for many reasons). First, I chose the wrong size for myself; I should have chosen a smaller size.
After trying them on to check the fit and the elastic length, I didn’t bother to hem the legs or to finish sewing in the elastic (after untwisting it). It’s hard to tell the front from the back from looking at the pants, which is automatically a bad sign. There are drag lines galore, and the hip shape is too curvy for my actual hips. I’m not sure if sewing a smaller size would make these more appealing on my body; these pants have a dated look.
If you have any recommendations for an elastic-waisted pant pattern that has more seat room and a more modern fit, please share in the comments.