|From McCall's website|
Instead of using 4 one-fourth wide elastic, I chose to use an 1 1/2 inch wide elastic. Someone in an earlier post comment suggested two 1/2 inch elastic pieces; I may consider that if I make these again.
After inserting the elastic in the back waistband, I basted the side seams for fit and found that I did not need the extra inch at the waist and actually I basted an extra inch from waist to hemline. As I noted above there is a lot of fabric with these culottes and it looked like the fabric was consuming me.
The fabric I am using is a rayon challis and it is perfect for this pattern. You really need a fabric with drape.
I am going to have to shortened these or take a deeper hem for these to be the right length for me.
Hope to have some photos to share shortly.