Anyway after being inspired by the great British sewing bee, I decided to try and make trousers.
I've never made trousers before, pjs yes but I generally don't wear them outside of the house, unless you count that time we all had to flu and I have to do a midnight run to tesco to pick up medicine and on that occasion I was just glad that I didn't collapse in the aisle.
But anyway here's my effort! I used the free pattern from sew magazines January issue it's simplicity k1699.
To be honest I'm not sure about them, I can't decide if I look fabulously retro or like a 70 year old woman on a cruise, (before she finished the sherry and tries to seduce the captain)
I think I prefer them rolled up? It seems more youthful?
Alterations wise I took a 1cm of each side seam for a better fit and did nothing with the crotch area (giggles) as it all seemed to fit quite well and I didn't want to ruin it by trying to make it better.
Another change I made was to do a back zip instead of a side zip. My side zip wasn't really working and I only had a black one to hand.
All in all I think they are okay apart from the fabric. I used a rose coloured cotton that I inherited in my grandmas stash. I kind if like the colour (maybe I wish it was a lil darker?) but it creases like no ones business! Seriously sat down for ten minutes and suddenly my backside has more wrinkles than a pugs face!
So all in all I think I like them (and momma and poppa Knitwit think they are cool) I am not however looking forward to ironing them!