Diary of Sew along to date:
Diana and Antoinette decide to make pair of pants. Invite me along for ride. Think about disaster of A + O pants and decide is good idea.
Choose Burda World of Fashion pattern. Decide is time to loose Burda virginity after years of untouched magazines.
Trace off pattern. Compare with sloper. Horrified by one inch ease throughout. Warning bells go off.
Fit tissue. Serious shortfall registered from hip to waist. Add half an inch to sides. Have to redraft pockets as no longer fit. Square off front and add tissue to zipper. Divide back dart in two. Slope second dart away from grainline towards "fluff." Make low flat dierriere adjustment.
Fit lining. Quibble with husband about coming onto deck in my see-through lining where neighbours can see. Husband points out photos destined for internet so better get used to publicity.
Lining reveals back and front crotch too short. Try pinning deeper seam in back. Still too short, so lengthen back crotch top and bottom. Size of tummy problem revealed. New shelving gone in below tummy button. Suspect baby souvenir. Realise front trouser zipper with pockets bad style choice for tummy protusion. Redo zipper to put more space into waist at centre front.
Sew trousers in pant fabric. Realise pant fabric has too much body. Darts pucker at bottom. Should have reduced stitch length to minimum. Consider redoing but suddenly feel very tired.
Front pockets gape because of tummy protusion. Decide good idea to sew silk chiffon knee length tunic to wear over top: got myself 'get of jail free' card.
Waist too large. Realise real problem is protusion below waist, not waist itself. Can't face redoing zipper for third time, think laterally: go to cupboards and find chocolate, open freezer for icecream.
Try on pants again. Trousers very baggy below seat. Problem low flat dierriere and full thighs. Pull in to remove excess fabric from butt, thighs too tight, loosen off inseam, seat too loose. Cannot win. However, compromise by taking in back inseam 5 mms.
Draft waistband by placing tissue round tummy. Sew wasitband but do not turn and finish. Allow room to unpick for refitting.
Adopt philosophy that perfection in pants is for gods or people who make 7 muslins.
Perfection very lonely place, prefer stick with crowds.