I made my pants from a poly wool blend thats been sitting in my stash for a long time. I made a size 46 from the second size group based on the finished garment measurements and the fit that I was looking for. I ommitted the welt pocket in the back because i was looking doe a differnt look but on my next pair i would definitely include them. The instructions are great and clear and Delphine the pattern designer and owner of Just Patterns has some great resources for all her patterns on her website! I love and would always recommend Just Patterns to anyone looking for a luxurious pattern to work on.