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.