I always buy cotton lycra from Seattle Fabrics.
The crop pants I’ve seen around are so comfortable looking so I decided to mix it up a little and make myself a pair like these Lands End sport capri pants and set off to modify KS3115.
I retraced the pattern and adjusted the inseam length to 17″ but no other changes initially. Then I basted the legs and thought they were too wide at the knee. So, I decided to thin the leg by removing 2” from the outside leg seam (1 inch from each piece) and 1.5” from the inside leg seam (3/4 inch from each piece). This was accomplished by tapering from zero at the widest point of my upper thigh, down to the full amount at the hem. Then I transferred the adjustments to the traced pattern so the next pair will be fast to cut out and sew.
I used wooly nylon in the upper looper and clear elastic in the crotch seam.
I also added an outside leg slit for comfort.