Is it bad when you can get into a pair of pants without needing a zipper?
OK, in my defense, per my hip measurements I'm in between 2 sizes, so I went up, figuring that European sizes run a bit small. That, and I must have measured my hips in the wrong place? I'm normally a 12/14 in the hips in Big 4 patterns, size 10/12 bodice. I'm going to try a Burda 38 next time.
There goes a few hours of tracing and sewing. Sigh. Oh well. I don't even have fabric to sew "real" trousers in, so perfecting the fit of these is going to be my summer project. Time to get out the tracing paper again.
* * *I did have one successful sewing project this weekend: I spruced up an old wicker chair we got at a tag sale in Philadelphia years ago when visiting friends. Why my husband and I were both so taken with this random piece of furniture, I don't know. Perhaps because it swivels? Here's the before, and after:
I spray painted the chair with a glossy black indoor/outdoor paint, and stitched up the cushions with peach chintz remnants from a local fabric mill. Though we never had it in our house in the 80's, I just love chintz. A chintz skirt could work, right?!