I just completed a muslin - actually, muslin #2 - for pants #1, so I've passed the start line!
I've been wanting to make LaFred's Thalia pant for ages, and even though the pattern model is willowy, thin & tall (and I am not), I really wanted to see how they would look on me. So far, I'm happy with the look of the muslin; actually, I'm thrilled!
The reason I dove into these first was because I needed an easy diversion from The Koos Coat, and when I looked through the pattern instructions, I was quite surprised at how utterly simple these are - no darts, no zip, just a couple of buttons & some elastic. The only reason I had to make 2 muslins was for sizing - my measurements put me between a medium & a lg., but previous reviews all talked about the MASSIVE amount of ease. I cut a Medium first, & decided to try a Small. So far it looks like the small will be fine with zero (!) alterations.
I've not stitched a thing, other than hand sewing, for a month now, so I'm stoked!