My plan to make a pair of bicycling trousers inspired by the Outlier ‘daily riding pant’ has not worked out as planned. I knew that these trousers were going to be a bit of an experiment so I’m not too downhearted.
I was hoping to look like this…. (once I’d also grown another 8″)
But they were just not working. The softshell fabric is not quite right, it’s very stretchy but doesn’t actually have any spandex in and also slightly thick. And it rustles. Things seemed to be going all right but there was too much horizontal wrinkling at the back of the knees. I put them on inside out and pinned the legs and I felt I’d made some improvement but then decided that even if I got the fit right they would still ‘rustle’ when I walked which was no good.
I was also never quite convinced about the colour. There’s not much to choose from, black, navy, grey or royal and I was determined to go bright and I think I was just willing myself to like it.
But there have been positives! The pattern alteration to the back waist is now a perfect fit for when I make my next pair of jeans and the fly zipper insertion was a good effort, especially as this fabric doesn’t like to be pressed.
You win some, you loose some….I’ve moved on to the A line khaki Marc Jacobs skirt which is so far so good but I’m taking my time so as to avoid another dud 😦
(I don’t seem to be able to link to the Matches.com website to show you the skirt without my lap top freezing but you’ll find a picture in the previous post).