Peter from Male Pattern Boldness has a great post about learning to sew...which I read after finishing my first attempt at a pair of mens pants. And don't get me wrong, the pants are fairly wearable. Providing you don't want to wear them out of the house.
But following Peters advice, I just tried again, but this time with a pair of shorts, and you can really tell the difference between the first and the second time. Which is very much the same for everything I've made. Really puts forward the argument of making a muslin, but I'm usually far too impatient for that. Such a fool. Except for the lady grey jacket I'm making, which has a full bona fide muslin.
Anyway, back on track. The shorts are actually made from fabric bought to be the lining of the original pants, so I skimped a little on quantity. Which has lead to the only problem with the shorts, there wasn't enough fabric to do back pockets. Which according to the husband makes them look like girl shorts.
Too bad. If you don't like them make your own. Or at least be quiet and I'll make a third even better pair! And maybe next time I will iron them before blogging them.