i decided to go with Simplicity 2700 instead of Vogue 1051 for my pants, mostly because i am lazy and there are extra wide seam allowances built into the pattern. of course, this morning i check patternreview and everyone seems to hate this pattern.
i traced the size 10 curvy but i'm not sure if that was a mistake. i measured the crotch length and depth as the chart told me to, and unless i'm just completely doing the wrong thing, i have the longest crotch in the history of ever. my measurements matched up on their comparison chart with size 20 curvy. now i understand why i've had a lifelong hesitance to wearing pants and skirts at my natural waistline--it's because my waist is almost literally at my armpits. ok, slight exaggeration but still. maybe i should have measured where i'm actually going to wear the pants instead of at my natural waistline?
i dunno. hopefully i'll figure it out over the weekend, as well as squeezing in some time to work on the baby quilt.