This time, I went back to the drawing board. I didn't fuss with any knock knee or thick thigh adjustments. I started with the mid-rise, stovepipe leg version in a size 16, and raised the back rise by 1", shortened the front rise by 1", and curved the yoke slightly.
Like my last pair, these are also pull-on jeans. They are SO comfortable. I don't know that I"m ever going to go back to zippers and buttons. And really, I don't think anyone can tell since I always wear my shirts to cover my waistband.
I sewed the inseams at 3/8" from crotch to knee to give myself a little more thigh room. I didn't finish the seams or topstitch until after I'd worn the jeans for a day (with classy, pinned up hems, and yes I did go run errands like that). In the process, the fabric relaxed quite a bit and I ended up taking in the legs from the knees down as well.
My pocket placement isn't ideal - I am not sure how it happened that they are so straight-on, but in all likelihood I won't redo them. I do really like the simple bars across the pockets and will probably do that again on future jeans.
The fabric is a Ralph Lauren stretch twill from Fabric Mart. It was listed as cotton/lycra but it feels like there's some synthetic in there as well. The knees bag out a bit after a day's wear, and I'm not sure how well it will hold up. But I do really like these pants.
I don't have anything more to say about these. Thanks for reading, and see you next time!