Since Mrs. D gave me two sock monkey items, I wanted to sent her a thank you gift. She has seen me in several pairs of lounging capris and always says that she needs to make herself some. Mrs. D will never get around to it; her "to-do" list is a mile longer than the rest of ours. I whipped up two pairs for her.
I really wanted this to be a tutorial but I was at King's Dad's house sewing these up & totally forgot. Here is a picture of the pattern that I used; the pattern number is B5204 by See & Sew (Butterick's cheap-o line.). Sewing up cotton lounging pants with an elastic waste band is super easy for the beginner sewer.
Package up with a homemade card and your friend will think you are amazing!