I also bought Vogue 8157 (half price) and some Deboinare fabric ($7.95/m) which is a stretch woven - Poly/ Viscose-Rayon/ elastane mix in a chocolate brown from which I will make View A - the mid calf pants. I thought these would be great to wear on Holiday and I would also be able to use this pattern to enter the Adv Beginner competition on Pattern Review.
Well the pattern is simpler to make than I anticipated with the buttons really only being decorative, but never mind - I don't expect to win the competition - I only want to participate. I like the idea of these comps to keep myself motivated to try new things. I had anticipated a more complex pattern - being pants, but these will fit the bill nicely for my holiday as well, so worth the effort of making them before I go away!