Mr Wonderful took The Girl swimming so I had the house all to myself and have been able to get them finished.
I did a side zip on this pair - not sure why I opted for that but it seems to give a nice smooth line. And I made a facing for the top instead of a waistband which is also nice and smooth.
The pattern matching is a bit shonky, but the fit...OH the fit! They're not too loose or too tight. They fit my bum AND my legs AND my waist! I can sit in them comfortably and cross my legs but they don't fall down or need a belt...they really are the holy grail of trousers and I foresee a few more in my future wardrobe.
Fabric was from Anglian Fashion Fabrics, not the sale rail for a change! Actual metreage, measured out!. It is faintly itchy so must have a touch of wool in there somewhere but it's bearable.
After that I put some fisheye darts in a couple of silk tops I had made a few years ago in India. They are gorgeous material but very boxy and shapeless so I never wore them. Two darts later they are shaped and wearable...I'm wearing one in these pictures, the other is a lovely amethyst colour.
And then I made some new handles for a cheapo bag I bought YEARS ago - the vinyl was rubbing off so I cut off the old straps and replaced them.
All in all a good sewing day!
Trousers - drafted and made by me!
Shoes - none
Hair - flyaway