I wasn't happy with the back wedgie in my last pair of pants, so I went to work again on the pattern (Burda Style 9175). I envisioned these pants made in grey civil servant flannel with perfectly pressed creases and a sensible no nonsense button. So I made them again.
I love these pants. I love them because they are warm and comfortable and a little bit nerdy and a little bit ugly. In French there is a word "beau laid" meaning "beautifully ugly" and I really love that aesthetic - its so much more intriguing and beguiling than beauty.
I have also finished my merino wool knit top - all that's left to do is the hems, for which I am awaiting my replacement part for my machine. More soon.
Oh and yes, of course the fabric was bargain. 40% off at Global Fabrics end of season sale. Naturally.