Let me say i just adore these Haute Skinny pants, These are my first pair of pant with a hidden zipper and its the first time sewing a hidden zipper. Just to let you in on a secret you do not need a hidden zipper foot i used a regular zipper foot and it turned out perfect. with this pattern the designer Christina Albeck made it to be used as shorts, pedal pushers, capri and full length. though if your short like me 5’4″ you will cut at the capri length so it hits right at the ankle bone. I used a heavy weight poly/rayon knit so it had a 4way stretch but Shirting Fabric or Stretch Denim will be a better choice. Even though this pattern is for intermediate sewers, the designer has a fully comprehensive instructions that a beginner could figure out. I figured out that if I adjusted the front facing by taking off a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch in the width you can make it more of a hidden style girdle and change the fabric to one with a 4 way stretch and zig zag or serge the exposed edge. This pattern also has a wonderful code “skinnypants” for 25% off today through 8/25-2015.