Not pictured: the billions of bees buzzing all around me in the lavender!
This time around, I added 1.5 inches to the waistband – while the size 20 waistband was fine when I was standing up, I do somewhat… expand.. when I sit down, so that extra 1.5 inches makes all the difference comfort-wise. I adjusted the yoke accordingly but did forget to change the pockets, hence there’s a little bit of pulling at the pocket joins… oh well, you live and learn.
Lovely as the chambray is, it’s pretty light and my last pair made from upholstery fabric seemed to benefit a lot from the weight. So, I also underlined this pair with a midweight blue cotton from the stash – it worked really well, giving the fabric a bit more body and reducing the wrinkles from sitting down all day.
My fly isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely passable. Just means I’ll have to make more pairs..
Special thanks to photographer Tom who valiantly persevered through taking hundreds of photos of his sister’s pelvic area, and by the end was a dab hand at “just pull the left hand side down a bit, there’s a wrinkle!” and “turn a little bit that way! no the other way! slightly more!”. I feel I am teaching him essential life skills.