Sorry about the pun in the above title. Couldn't resist. Let's recap the problems that lead to the ditching of the first version of these cords:
Here's my next attempt at resolving these issues.
Now we're good through the inseams, no more Michael Jackson nasty 90's crotch grabbing. But we have another problem - my waistline drops centre front causing the waistband to rise too high which makes the belt sit too high, excess fabric to gape round my shelf and the front thigh to drag. So I'll have to give these pants ANOTHER crack, lowering the centre front a good inch. Madam cannot have enough pairs of snugly cords and these ones are totally wearable so we are at least making progress.
I'm now beavering away on my second ugly fabric entry, which features this fabric, lining and zippers.
I'm making this skirt from Burda World of Fashion October 2008 - Antoinette's suggestion of going "modern stoneage" really appealed, so after a lot of humming and haaing I finally decided to make the sporty skirt, without cargo pockets but with Dutch deconstruction zipper outerwear on the pockets and centrefront. Then I'm going to team it with the blouson/jacket of the same issue, in one of the rich colours in the palate.
Let's face it, I have plenty to choose from - lolly pink, canary, magenta, fluro yellow, aqua, sapphire blue, emerald green, bronze, white, orange, ruby, russet red, gold, black. There are 14 different colours in this print. Should be able to find something to match, eh?
Thank you to Norma and Gail for the beautiful blog nominations, and Megan Rose and Nana's lady for the "meme" tag. Thank you for thinking of me and including me in your blogging community.