I've never sewed pants before (or shorts, or anything with a fly).
There were SOOOO many recommendations for Jalie 2908 that I couldn't resist. I loved that the pattern showed jeans which at least looked like something I would wear. Too many 'jeans' patterns just look like old-lady slacks to me...
I rustled up 2m of some bizarre stretch polyester to make my first pair of not-jeans. It has a fuzzy inside, and a slightly ribbed polyester sheen on the outside. It's weird, but it was also cheap. Frays like a bugger though - I guess denim will do the same.
And I didn't have to unpick a single stitch.
Basically, I'm very happy with this pattern and how it turned out. I made the high-waisted version. It's hard to get non-mom-jeans with a higher waist, and hipster jeans just don't sit well on me. They tend to fall down, despite being the right size at the butt and thighs.
I'm not sure how these will go in denim, because the material used here is very stretchy. However, I'm not really using up much of the stretch as the fit is very good. Looking at the photos, there aren't any obvious adjustments to be made either. I guess sewing them in proper denim will be the test!