I guess I felt like I needed to post my first machine project. XD
In my "Intro to Family and Consumer Science" class last year, we made a pair of PJ pants each for our final grade. It was fun and hectic working on it in class [especially the last day], and I never finished it [the sewing machine's in class were all taken by people who were way behind and had a buttload of work to do, so I didn't get it hemmed], but I do enjoy them.
Made from Simplicity 9871 [I think that's the right number...] I can't tell you if the pattern is easy to use or not, cuz of the teacher's step-by-step instructions. I guess it was alright. But, you gotta follow the size chart. So many of the kids [including me] went up a size for more comfort and ended up with pants that were too big! [that's why mine look a bit saggy... I made the XL, and I needed the L...]
I made these months ago, so they've gone through a lot of wear. I did hem it after I got to take it home, so it's the right length. The stitches are horrendous, as this was my first time using a sewing machine... And somehow, when I sewed the elastic ends together, it got twisted. since it was sewn that way, I can't fix it unless I take it apart, and do not want to do that, so it'll stay that way.
alright, I'm done talking...