Ever see Stacy and Clinton go ballistic when a What Not to Wear makeover candidate stands by the word? I've worn these elastic-waist peddle pushers for 17 years because they're comfortable, she'll say. Then Stacy will make a face like she's smelling poo, and Clinton will pretend to faint.
As far as I'm concerned, style is relevant, but comfort is universal.
We all know what feels good the minute we put it on. The trick is to be comfortable without looking like you've given up on life in its entirety.
These pants pray to the god of comfort, but they don't scream Pass me the remote and a bag of Cheetos and get out of my way.
I made the red ones in a cotton/linen blend, and the green ones in washed linen (so soft they'll probably get me arrested for feeling myself up in public). Make them in silk, make the drawstring more discreet, and they'd get you invited to a cocktail party.
I know a good pattern when I make one. You may recognize these as the Wear Anywhere Yoga Pants from Sew Everything Workshop. I made my first pair back in June.