I can do too!!
So, have you seen the recent Threads magazine - it is one of their specials, and I managed to track down a copy last weekend.
There are some pretty neat articles in here, and one that really caught my attention was about Armani and the construction of pants. I have made quite a few pairs that I am really happy with - fit wise, but some of my fabric choices were a little lacking. The fabric itself is not that bad, but it does not feel too good against my skin - once you start wearing lined pants, it is hard to go back! It was not worth lining the pants as they are a medium/light weight polyester blend and I wanted to wear them throughout the Spring and possibly the summer . . . . and then I read this article:
Now why didn't I think of this? Half lined pants it is then! Armani likes to underline (attaching the lining to the main fabric and then treating it as one fabric piece) whereas I prefer my lining to hang free - I find it creates less bulk. I have some Bemberg Ambiance squirreled away and once I have lined the two pairs of pants - they will be a dream to wear! I also have two pieces of some very lightweight wool fabric that is in Spring/Summer colours - now I can make them up and know that they will feel good too!
This article also caught my attention - I think that there will be some lovely lingerie in my sewing future!
How about you - are you prepared to altered a 'so-so' garment in order to make it wearable, or would you rather toss it and start afresh?