In the five years that I’ve really been sewing for myself, I’ve tried to make real pants (not lounge pants but outerwear) only once or twice, and neither time was a success. So in that respect, this pair of wearable pants is a big deal:

But so are the legs. The bottom opening is really wide. I don’t know what part of me thought “26 inches? That’s a normal leg opening.” Because it’s not, unless you’re a clown or a sailor.

I used this out-of-print pattern:
but I think if I try pants again, I’ll use the more vintage pattern I talked about in May. Although why make “meh” pants when there are dresses in crazy prints to sew?