Front - ta da!
Back - ta da!
I made this pair with Lenda (again from Ikea) and I think I'd be dubious about using it again because it creases pretty badly (and these photos were taken after I'd taken a steam iron to it). The Minna which I made my first pair of trousers with seems to un-crease much better, but they don't do it in beige. They do do a (what they call) 'bleached' colourway, so I suppose it would be easy enough to dye it. Anyway, I bought lots of the Lenda because I thought the colour was really versatile so there will be more to make from it. Maybe a jacket. Maybe another pair of trousers. I could be convinced despite the creasing.
So, did I tell you what I did here? The first pair of trousers were too high in the waist so I lowered everything by 4cm. Except that I got lost somewhere in the re-drawing of the pattern pieces so when I came to sew the thing together, the leg fronts were 1.5cm lower than everything else (Reminder to self: use dashed lines for seam allowance). [Edit: I also had to change the slant of the pockets so perhaps it was that distraction that buggered up the front length]. So the final trousers are 4cm lower at the back and 5.5cm lower at the front than the original magazine pair. But I think they worked out ok despite the cock up. I am even considering calling them near perfect for me as a trouser pattern.
(this is what you get when you precariously balance your camera on top of the car.)
That's all on trousers for at least a couple of weeks, because I want to crack on with tops for the Spring Top jamboree at Made By Rae. I've nearly got one finished and I have two more in my head but whether they get any further remains to be seen. If I get #1 finished today, I'll stick a post up this evening, otherwise it'll be tomorrow.
And you know what that means? Another reprieve from finishing the Rowan cardi. Doh!
ps. I really do want to finish the cardigan. Honestly.