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Old 9th March 2011, 11:31
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Default Wide leg trousers

Me again!

I can't wear jeans anymore for 2 reasons: my arthritic knees are grossly swollen and I have fibromyalgia and proper waistbands hurt me somedays. I wear skirts most of the time now with tights but I need to start wearing shoes with an anti-pronator support in them and these tend to be trainers and I'm not wearing a pretty skirt with trainers so trousers need to be made.

I have wide leg trousers for the summer that need replacing and want to whip up my own. I'm going to make some in chambray but hate that it's so pale. Any suggestions for fabric choices? I'd like to make some ready for the autumn too. Was wondering whether they would work in a cotton drill and add patch pockets like cargo pants. I have a big waist so there isn't lots of bulk in an elasticated waist and think I could get anyway with it. Don't really want to use linen because of the crease factor.

Help me buy more fabric (shhhh........hubby is at work and what he doesn't know can't hurt him! LOL!)
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