Hence I have been really getting to know my own bottom!
I used an Ottobre 'outdoor trousers' pattern to practise and learn some techniques and get a feel for my size. It turns out I have hips which tip into the next size up to my waist size...just like my mum!
These sit just below the waist. I practised my top stitching on the pockets and learnt how to do belt loops.
I had to use the maximum width for the widest part of my thighs so I need to be aware of that when I cut out my denim.
This is not the pocket pattern I want on my jeans but it was good to practise machine control.
Flat felled seams went OK, a bit of puckering on the under crotch due to not clipping the curve close enough to the seam but if anyone is looking that closely there, I need to step away from them!
The fly shield and fly facing was tricky as Ottobre magazines assume you are some kind of knowledgable sewer so there are not any pictures but I got there in the end. My zip is too close to the edge of my fly sheild on the right of the picture meaning it peels open a touch when I am wearing them.
So I have learnt a great deal but still feeling uneasy. Maybe I will make it my New Years Resolution. For now though, I have a new pair of cabin/outdoor trousers which were good in the wind!
What are you finding out about at the moment?