Archives for August 4, 2009

And now I wear glasses and funny pants

I have had this pair of pants in my mind for awhile now. Unfortunately my sewing skills don’t quite match my imagination. I have been wanting some sort of elevated pajama pants to wear around the house, and possibly to the store as well. My version of elevating pjs is to sew them in linen. Because if they are linen, they don’t look like pajamas, right? I have some very soft spring green linen/cotton blend fabric that would make the perfect pair of pants, but since I was practicing, I chose to use some white linen/cotton that I don’t like quite as much for my first pair.
Well, let’s just say that I am very amused by what I made, and I won’t be wearing them to the store. White linen without any lining isn’t really suitable for public anyway, and besides these were for practice. I based the pants on the pajama pants in Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing, but cropped them short to make room for this huge ridiculous ruffle. I am not sure what I was thinking. While ruffle pants do look really cute on Larkspur, I on the other hand am 31 years old, not 3. On the positive side, they are really comfortable and I learned enough that I feel ready to make a pair out of the green linen. My next pair will not have a ruffle, it will not be quite so wide legged, and I will not be using 3/4″ waistband elastic for the waist. I can’t imagine why that is the width recommended. Maybe if I was one of those women whose midsections bounce back after pregnancy, well four pregnancies, but sadly I am not. I will be purchasing some wide elastic for my next waistband. I am thinking 1 1/2″ or more. Yes, I still look pregnant and I need all the help I can get. I have stopped correcting people when they assume I am pregnant again. I just can’t bear to make them feel bad for being wrong, because isn’t that such a huge no-no, to comment on a non existent pregnancy? I have a healthy enough self image that it doesn’t bother me, I just feel bad for the commenter.
Oh, and I am officially starting to feel old because I think my eyes are starting to go bad. The little reading glasses help though. I need to get my eyes examined but I have my heart set on not letting any one look at them but my middle school best friend who is now an optometrist, but lives oh I don’t know, 700 miles away. I am going to figure out a way to make it work sooner or later. I am paranoid that just any old eye doctor might get things wrong.
I look like my mom in that picture above. She wears funny little reading glasses too.

Clown pants.