This pattern is sized for stretch. I did not use a zip but just added a little more at the sides, and then added a cut on waistband as the elastic casing. They slip on over my hips quite easily.
These are a fun pair of trousers made out of black and white check stretch cotton sateen:
I am quite surprised by the different hang of these trousers. It seems to fold, creep and crumple quite easily - my previous trousers made out of this pattern also used a stretch cotton sateen, but perhaps a different brand - and the hang is quite different. I purchased the fabric at Spotlight - and it is $4.00 a metre more expensive than the ordinary sateens, so I was a little surprised at its tendency to creep around. However, I also didn't invest much time or emotional energy in these - they were made specifically to have something a little more fashionable to wear while still being casual and very wearable as an everyday pant for home, chores, shopping.
The pictures will tell the story:
Happy sewing everyone,