As far as a pattern goes, I tend to be a little willy nilly with planning and pattern placement. I like to eyeball, and initially took out my ruler to try and make the hearts all perfectly symmetrical, but that just isn’t my style. Instead I decided to just go for it and started with one heart up top towards the waist, and then, using my stencil as my guide, spaced each heart out from corner to corner of each heart (as shown in image 2), and then staggered them down, always using the stencil as the guide and just going corner to corner. If you notice, there are four rows of hearts just staggered but going straight down the entire length of the pant. It worked out perfectly and I didn’t drive myself crazy.