The pants that I have sewn for myself are few and far between. Something about tackling a pants project really intimidates me. If you feel that way, too, then Simplicity 8389 is a great pattern for you. They are pants with an elasticized waistband, so no front fly or zippers to worry about it. And with the coordinating tie-waist belt, these pants are classy enough for the office, without looking maternity or old-lady. The other best part? They sew up fast! You could finish a pair in a day if you’re really hauling ass, or spread this project leisurely over two afternoons. For more on this project, read on.