|Vogue 8801 Size chart|
If I am doing it correctly, the size 36 I chose would make a 30" waist. But, look at the size difference between a pair of pants I wear and the pants I am making. I have not seen any reviews on these pants, so I am not sure if the pattern is wrong, or if I am wrong.
I measure a 40" waist. Almost 10" larger than what I was making and what I wear. I am going to cut them apart and cut a bunch of material off, and re-sew. This will teach me two things: to measure the pattern to see if it is the size I want before I start and also how to cut down clothes to fit.
The pants are looking nice, I like the pockets. Hopefully I can make them fit. Time to get out the scissors.