Back home I left it for a while as I was a bit anxious it wouldn't work but it did. I managed to re-cut on a straighter grain and actually have wearable trousers...but... I don't like how they look on me. They're still too wide and worst of all too big on me. I decided to not use the original bib design and put some belt loops to help secure them to my hips with a bit more shape but that failed as well. I have photo evidence so you can see for yourself.
With my Lady Grey coat on they don't look so bad:
But without a coat on top it's a bit of a disaster:
Apologies for the quality of photos. Winter evenings are not great for natural lighting photography. Also excuse my bare face. I receive some news from home that my grandmother is unwell so decided to avoid makeup today.