I am about to start a 3rd version, with a look to really perfecting the fly, something I've always known was difficult, but I got interested in really trying to get it right after watching my friend Tilly on the Great British Sewing Bee from BBC2. I have become addicted to Project Runway, so #GBSB was fun because it was soooo different. (For one thing, much more emphasis on sewing skills, not as much on design...which makes sense, but nice to see a different focus.)
One of the projects was to make a pair of men's pants...something I will probably never try. But they mentioned how difficult a zipper fly is and I remember that I had done a just-barely-acceptable job on the first pair of knickers for Mr. Roommate, so was enthused to try again. The verdict? Well, not quite right, but better.
I had a lot of fun playing with the stripey fabric on this & if you look closely at the left edge of the photo, above, you'll see that I went all the way to the selvage. We saw this a lot in West Africa & I think it's a great way to use as much fabric as possible!