I like to sew Style Arc patterns cause the sizing is usually very close. I buy the single size 18 and just nip it in where needed. In this case, the 18 was perfect around the top half of me, but was about 2 inches too wide starting under the pocket bag.
For jeans, you want that double row of top stitching down the inside seams, so you need to fit the pant to your body before going to all that trouble. I sewed a regular seam on the inside, and then just clipped and pinned the outer seam to get the fit I wanted.
I like my jeans to fit like a Jean Trouser. Those were everywhere in the store back in the day, and now I only see them in high end shops.
I like how these are drafted, they sort of perch on top of your bottom and drape down from there. But the zipper instructions. Nope. I could not make sense of them! I just happened to be testing another Jean pattern and was waiting on stretch denim for that to come in the mail.
I remembered that pattern had great photographs of the zipper construction so I used those and I got the best looking zipper fly I have ever done! More about that later when the pattern is released – spoiler! Its a Lore Piar pattern.
I later realized that I had sewn the button fly to the wrong side and with the top stitching it was just too obvious. So me and my seam ripper had a little sesh.