The idea was to make the perfect pair of travel pants for my husband. They needed to have lots of pockets and be lightweight. I combined elements of a few patterns (Butterick 6885, Simplicity 5581, and Simplicity 7092) to get the finished product.
I don't know how many of you have done sewing for your husbands or boyfriends, but I always get really stressed about making sure everything is PERFECT. If I'm wearing something, eh, close enough. If it's for someone else, though, ACK! And sewing for men seems especially fraught, as they don't often wear home sewn clothes.