I've been working on a pair of my TNT slacks. They're made of polyester gabardine in a dark chocolate brown that I picked up at Wal-mart for $2 a yard. I added a twist to the slacks by adding 2 slanted double welt pockets to the front and one to the right back. At one point I considered myself the welt pocket queen...that hasn't change--I still got it. In the words of Walter Brennen in the Guns of Will Sonnet..."no brag, just fact." (LOL) They have a side zipper and faced waist. All went well until I tried them on. I know I should have tried them on before adding the finishing touches but they are my TNT pattern after all. Why didn't I realize that over the last few weeks I've lost 10lbs? I didn't think it would make that big a difference but it did. That 10lbs came off of my waist, butt and hips and I am not happy about it. The two pairs of slacks I just made a few weeks ago are literally hanging off of me. The junk that was in my trunk is gone and I want it back! I can't take up the side seams because of the zipper so am going to try taking something out of the crotch. I hope that helps. Here's a tip towards perfect double welt pockets...use an open toe foot. Seeing what you are sewing is the key to getting the corners in particular looking good!
I'm also working on a top out of Slinky that I only had one yard of. I didn't bother making a muslin and that was a mistake. It came out bigger than I expected and now I am channeling my "inner Sinatra" and "doing it my way."