Thank you for all your comments on my last post. Suffice it to say that washing the pants removed all evidence of the bagginess so I will be ironing then lining them to see if that reduces future expansions.
Anne W’s idea to make a pair of cotton “shorts” and attach them to the waistband will be worth a crack I think and a quick bit of stash digging has unearthed some relatively lightweight cotton which I’ve slung in the wash.
On another note, before Christmas while the kids were still in school I popped into a couple of thrift shops and here’s a wee sample of my findings…Yes that is 100% wool for $5. And the broderie, at $10 for 4 metres was still cheap. Of course there were patterns too …
I love the Vogue blouse and skirt patterns and I could even make that Simplicity sun dress this summer if I get cracking soon. The McCalls dress is interesting and I do like the seam details of the jacket. Who knows about the kids ones …. I do know a couple of small folk!