I don't usually sew pants, because they need too many adjustments.
Simplicity 7229--one hour pattern
bias cut yoke with drawstring waist. has skirt, pants, shorts and capri versions.
It was easy to adjust the inseam at the top of the pattern (not the yoke pieces). The pants have wider legs that just skim the hips. Very slimming.
light brown pair has the basic bias cut yoke. I used a long brown and green shoelace for the drawstring. pants length.
the dark brown pants have horizontal stitching on the yoke. That took forever. capri length, pictured in bottom photo too!.
light khaki pants have diagonal stitching on the yoke, spaced about 3" apart. capri length.
off white pants. I was tired making of buttonholes for the drawstring, so I created some extra wide elastic. capri length, because it's still really hot.
The next pair will have embroidery on the yoke and then one with with a contrasting yoke. Last will be one with some type of one way pattern.