I have a dark pair and this light pair as they are also very handy for wearing under full skirts on windy days, while climbing trees or doing cartwheels..
Step 1: Terminology
Right side: the side of the fabric that you will see when the garment is completed.
the side of the fabric with the most visible pattern.
Grainline or straight of grain: the lengthwise direction in the weave of the fabric. The grainline is parallel to the selvage.
The grainline on the pattern piece is indicated by a solid black line, usually with arrows on either end.
Selvage: the finished edge of the fabric.
Pins: are used to hold the two pieces of fabric together and are placed perpendicular to the seam. If you are using a regular sewing machine, sew over the pins but remove before sewing with a serger.
Fabric marker: a non-permanent method of marking fabric.
Step 2: Assemble Your Materials
Ensure pins, a measuring tape, scissors and a fabric marker are conveniently located.
Step 3: Layout the Pattern Pieces
Because I do not want an inseam, I have placed the pattern pieces very close to each other with the top of the inseam at the crotch almost touching.
Cut out the two pattern pieces as one piece, including all notches. I cut the back slightly higher than the front so it would not gape if I leaned forward.
*In this instance, I wanted to use the selvage as the hem, so I have the grainline perpendicular to the selvage.