The fit of the pattern is not the trend of these days which is for thick leggings with pockets. These sweatpants are more in the traditional (read practical) style and have more room around the legs without being floppy. With pockets large enough for your phone, they are certainly not the tight leggings that many are sporting today. But I think you'll find them very comfortable as well as presentable for that quick trip to the store, and not to mention the gym… These sweatpants are to be worn one inch over your belly button which is the ideal place to avoid the dreaded muffin top look. The making of this pair of sweatpants is very easy, so I will say that the project is suitable for the advanced beginner.
Check the FREE Pattern and Tutorial HERE: http://so-sew-easy.com/sweatpants-pattern-not-just-sweating/