The pattern is Vogue 1059 - an alice + olivia designer pattern from 2008. I think I bought all of the alice + olivia pants patterns when they came out.
The fabric is a rayon crepe from The Fabric Store. Initially I thought that I bought enough for a top / bottom combo (a la lizajane) but I'm not sure if I do have enough left for a top. Never mind, these pants seem to go with so many tops that I already own. My favourite combo is with this reversible swing top (featured here). The top is mauvy pink / indigo and the pants navy / cream / burgundy, but they seem a pretty good colour match in real life (better than the photos!). The bodgy hem on the top still annoys me though. I'll have to redo it one day.
The pants have a wide waistband. I wasn't sure how it would look in the chevron fabric, but the mismatched chevrons don't bother me. In the past, I have cut size 12 / 14 for the alice + olivia patterns. I had just started cutting these when I read the hip measurements on the pattern - the bonus of using commercial patterns - and decided to cut a 16 instead. I didn't want to put any stress on the fabric. Then I decided that maybe I should go for the 18 instead. My hip measurement puts me between the 16 and the 18. In the end, I cut a 16 front and an 18 back. The pants had a tendency to fall down, more because rayon crepe has a heavy drape than because of a fit issue, so I sewed a narrow elastic to the seam allowance of the top edge of the waistband, which seems to have done the trick.
The pants have an invisible zipper at the back. I don't think that I have sewn pants with a back zipper for over 20 years. Makes for a quick sew. You can see that I haven't under-stitched the waistband facing and so the facing is peeking out a little - I wanted to see how the elastic worked out first.
I did go to the effort of pattern matching my picket openings, but I didn't pattern match the side seams so it is all a bit of a mess of strips there anyway.
So, it only took me 8 years to sew this pattern up....why did it take so long??? I'm sure the next pair will come around sooner.