When I bought the black and blue checked ponte to make a pair of pants I didn't have the pattern with me, so I bought over two meters because I know that's what I need for a pair of jeans. Of course I wasn't thinking that denim usually comes 45" wide and the ponte was 60" wide. Therefore I found I had enough fabric left over to get myself a second pair. To be fair I considered saving it to make a pair for daughter post-pregnancy but with her long legs there wouldn't be quite enough fabric. I have another length of ponte, a charcoal plaid, that I may be able to work a pair for each of us out of if I plan for that from the beginning.
the first pair, because the fabric is dark and the lighting is not very good in my dressing room. I changed the lightbulbs and saw that I have a fair bit of wrinkling under my butt, and that if I pull up the back of the pants the wrinkles are reduced. I then slashed and pivoted to reduce the back seam by 1". This definitely gives me a shaplier fit over the seat; even a slight wedgie. So I am going to try and fine tune that for future pants.