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Monday, July 10, 2017

Design Wall Monday

This is not a quilt related post,
it's a sewing pants post.
I'm making myself pants! 
It's been a struggle all my sewing years to make pants that fit me.
I get frustrated and give up way too soon.
(Quilting is so much easier!)
I was determined to make it work this time.
So after research and talking to my daughter who sews lots more clothes that I do,
I decided to try the Jacole Skinny Pants pattern.

I started out Sunday morning taping the pattern together in my outdoor office.
Then I got a phone call asking me if the kiddos could hang out with us while 
their parents went on a date.
Uhhh, yeah!

So this girl and her 3 brothers spent the day with us.
So much activity and talking and laughing and planning.
I loved almost every minute of it,
I do not like having to bandage up war wounds.

After they went home and I recouped,
I decided to cut out my pattern with some Ponte I bought from Knitpop.
Then I basted them together and tried them on.
I was almost in tears with how happy I was with the fit.
I only need a little adjusting for my big hinnie,
other than that, perfection.
I'm a happy sewer.
Today I get to play with the serger and coverstitch machine and
will finish them and cut out another pair or 7.
Yes, I have that many knits earmarked for pants.
Long pants, and caprices.

When will I go back to quilting?
I'm not sure.
I'm too pumped about new pants right now.

Check out other fabulous design walls at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Design Wall Monday.


The Joyful Quilter said...

You have a Coverstitch machine?? Color me green with envy!!

Judy Hansen said...

The reason I make quilts instead of clothes, is that the quilts always fit and are never too tight in my heinie. Lol. Glad you found a pants pattern that fits you well.