1. lay out the pants and decide which way is best for accurate tapering. I find that if I fold both pants over with out seams together I get the best results and it's a ton easier.
I prefer using a serger since it will stitch, cut and finish off the seam all in one step. I love to get a long straight stitch going so so so therapeutic!
Then I hem the paint with a simple straight stitch and they are ready to launder to removed the chalk, iron and wear! I think this is a dressy casual look with a sweater and flats I'm ready for anything!!!