I talked about the "no fat pants" rule. I wonder if it is possible to go through a winter without wearing pants at all, that is, wearing skirts and dresses instead. Or a bathrobe.
This question occurs to me because of two things:
1. I have disposed of most of my RTW pants, except for an altered pair from the aforementioned Manifesto, and a pair from Boden, and a pair of Levis. None of them is a perfect fit or length for me.
2. I am now many, many, many hours into pants muslin making, and I still do not have a good result. (I'm SO not going to put up a picture of this.)
We sewists know that a great pair of pants is the holy grail of sewing, and as with all Godly quests, we encounter more than a few false prophets on our journey. With so many contours of the body to fit, it's easy to see why a pair of excellent-fitting pants is the most difficult thing to accomplish. I was just stubborn enough to believe that I am stubborn enough to conquer this.
I honestly don't know if I have the stomach (well, yes I have a stomach) to take yet more fisheye darts out of the back leg, and reshape the crotch seam again, and cut out another muslin. I might just eliminate pants from my wardrobe, since I have almost wearied of being able to produce a pair for myself.
This doesn't even tread into the jeans area, another garment I have despaired of ever feeling like I've found my match.