I spent all week working on these.
No, scratch that. I've spent numerous hours of precious sewing time working on these for the past month. I have muslined-- multiple times, in fact. I have tweaked. I have trimmed. I have refined.
Then, I sewed like a demon. Seven, maybe eight hours of sewing time. I underlined. I top stitched. I bar-tacked.
[cue ominous music]
Let this be a lesson to you all. Do not use cheapo fabric. Do not use a pattern against your better judgement (Butterick 5683). Do not press forward when your instincts tell you it's not going to work.
I'm not going to go in to too much detail about these. It's too terrifying. I'll only point out a few flaws. See that twisty leg? Yep. Pretty sure that's a byproduct of crappy, off grain fabric (just because it's three dollars a yard doesn't mean you should buy it...) Or my shady underlining job. The waistband never did match up. And the icing on the cake? When I tried them on for the final time, the zipper broke. Broken beyond repair. I haven't decided if I'm going to attempt to fix them, or burn them.
Pants: 2 Liza Jane: 0
On a side note, is anyone else going to miss Picnik as much as I am?