There are two pattern pieces and they go together in a snap. First I sew the center seams on the front and on the back. I always serge them down to about 3/8". I do this to make sure the right side of the fabric has been established. On basic solid colors, it is so easy to mix it up. No- it it not generally noticeable, but, it will always bother me if I get it wrong. The downside of being a perfectionist!
Then I serge all the edges, then insert the invisible zipper to the side seam. It's only another few minutes to stitch up the rest of the seams. Then, I just try them on to determine the size and placement of darts. It's nice to get something of a close fit, from a vanity perspective.
And finally, I stitch 3/4" non-roll elastic to the waist seam, pulling just a little as I go. I pre-wash the elastic when I buy it to avoid future laundering surprises there, too.
On these pants, I turned the waist band (such as it is) over and did the ole stitch-n-the-ditch on the darts and seams.
Now, these pants will not earn you any awards for fine sewing. In fact, my dear stepson asked me one day, "How come you never put pockets on your pants?" and the answer was, well.... that would take 20 minutes I don't have!!
But I will. I truly intend to sew pockets and other neat features. As soon as I have just a little more time!
When I say I do "a little sewing on the side", I kinda mean it!
HAPPY SEWING, friends!