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.


  1. Wife to the Rockstar says:

    I like the pants. Seriously. They are super cute. I wear glasses. And my eyes are getting worse by the minute. People think I am pregnant too. You are in good company.

  2. I think your clown pants are fantastically cute. Nice job.

  3. You are cute as can be. The pants are sweet on you! I am fearful of linen, though, because I have that anxiety about wrinkles….. but I am more and more impressed with your sewing. I really don't know how you do it all!

  4. You are funny! Instead of elastic, why not a drawstring? Actually i see a lot of linen drawsting pants on people here in CA. You look cute whatever you wear!

  5. You are inspiring me to take up sewing. I have the basic knowledge thanks to a Mom who has sewn countless items of clothing for her kids, grandkids, and friends. I just need to find a place to set up the old machine and practice.

  6. Lisa Thomas says:

    oh girl…i'm one of those too that keeps getting comments asking if i'm pregnant again…it's pretty pathetic. since my last 3 were all about a year apart i don't really know how long i'll keep looking this way but it's really annoying…i don't think i'll be getting pregnant again anytime soon so i am hoping to be back to normal soon..perhaps if i actually worked out..but who has the time…sigh. i think you look beautiful in all your pictures!!!!

  7. Bill and Christina says:

    I think that they look cute on you.

  8. You look so adorable in that picture! And the pants look very comfy. . . although I agree that they wouldn't go over well at the store. Good luck on the next pair.

  9. Liberia Adoption says:

    Ha Ha! Fantastic! Love 'em.

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